The Absolutely Amazing Activity Book of Snakes, Stars and Snowballs
Furthering creative expression in children from the age of 7
Rosie Jackson 2007
This book presents stories, ideas and situations which stimulate children’s imagination through questions, suggestions or invitations to wonder what happens next. They are encouraged to design the Breakfast Café with a fountain like a fried egg, or draw the Greater Spotted Pineapple Swallower Snake in Jiggle Juggle Jungle Land.
More reflective exercises, like answering a letter from a Guardian Angel or filling in a “Ticket To the Three Places I Never Want to Go”, aim to offer an alternative way of expressing suppressed emotions, including sadness and anger.
Children can voice their desires making their dreams more concrete by visualising and drawing them and reflect on their own positive qualities on the “I am Wonderful” page. At the same time as diving into the exciting world of shape and colour, children will subconsciously pour images of their inner world onto these pages, providing their carers with a valuable window to their soul.
Once children are accustomed to expressing their own emotions and needs, they are better able to assess themselves and others on the path towards mutual understanding and peace. Like SNAKES they can shed their old skins, like SNOWBALLS they can move on and grow, reaching more and more towards the STARS.