Uplifting window art

What’s involved

Encouraging children and teens to create art that symbolizes hope is a promising practice for building positive mental well-being and hope. Encourage students to draw, paint, and create art to hang in their home windows.

  • Discuss symbols of hope with students and identify what they feel are symbols of hope and happiness.
  • Brainstorm various art ideas with the students that they can create.
  • Brainstorm various mediums or methods the students can use to create the window art (e.g., identify whether they have craft supplies at home or whether they can collect materials from outside).
  • Ask students take pictures of their finished art product and email them to their teacher.
  • Obtain parents’ permission to post pictures to school social media pages and newsletters to highlight the uplifting student work.

Who can deliver it

  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • School counselors

Time commitment

  • 1 hour

Resources required

  • Computer
  • Camera
  • Platform for brainstorming

Ideal learning environment

  • Long-term virtual learning
  • Short-term virtual learning
  • Hybrid classroom
  • Traditional classroom

Pictures and/or videos of this health promotion practice being delivered​


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