Fear and anxiety can be incredibly overwhelming for children. We can help them release those fears and overcome them with a fun activity of making worry dolls. This is an activity that can be great for young children as well as adolescents.
Loose parts and a child’s imagination are the only things that are needed.
Suggestions for Loose Parts:
While they are creating, discuss what they are afraid of and how it makes their body feel. Normalize, validate and strategize for healthy ways to cope and express their feelings. They will begin to feel safe in expressing their fears and gain control over them.
At bedtime, children can tell the dolls their fears and release them from their bodies and mind. Let those fears go and have a restful night’s sleep.