Brainstorming A Dream Hospital

Sometimes therapeutic activities are big and complicated, but sometimes they can be quite simple. I wanted to share a very simple activity that we did as part of our Teddy Bear Clinic.

I love giving kids the chance to let their imaginations run wild and simple prompts are a great way to do this. For this activity I got a big piece of butcher paper and simply wrote “My DREAM Hospital…”

Then I put out some markers and let the kids have at it. This is the end result:

I would love to do this activity again with other prompts, just to see what people would write. I really like this because it can be part of a special activity or maybe even turned into something that guides us in making a decision for a new program or resource. The possibilities are endless! I think the hardest thing was encouraging people to write things down. Have you ever tried this activity? If so, what worked to increase participation? Share your experiences in the comments below!

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