Archive for the ‘Magnificent Marvelous Me Book & Programs’ Category

Imagine being eight years old and losing the person you’re closest to. Your life, as you know it, is ripped from your arms. Change is constant. You’re filled with so many emotions and your heart feels broken– until one day you finally find a healthy and positive way to express what you feel, and to[…read more…]

Inspire Youth Project is on a mission to assist children in healthy emotional and social development. A Seattle-based organization, they work with at-risk youth affected by HIV/AIDS, and those who have suffered abuse, neglect, and homelessness. With our missions aligned so closely, Art with Heart has partnered with Inspire Youth Project to provide expressive arts[…read more…]

Notes of Hope: Natalie

January 20th, 2015.

Last week we heard from Natalie, a 10-year-old who is dealing with moving away from her family and the loss of her dog. Natalie completed activities in Magnificent Marvelous Me! Before doing the book she was stressed but after, she felt wonderful. Through the book’s activities she was reminded of the comfort and trust she[…read more…]

Every month in the MMMe Preschool Club, Art with Heart program staff conduct an activity with children from Magnificent Marvelous Me! This month we explored a tough subject: substance abuse. The children, who range from age three to four, have all faced abuse or neglect and have been referred to this therapeutic preschool by Child[…read more…]

Looking for a way to participate in Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day? In honor of the nationally-recognized event, we’re sharing “Hand in Hand,” an activity designed by Art with Heart that parents, teachers, and mental health professionals can use to help kids deal with their feelings in a healthy way. To begin, have the child outline two[…read more…]

Another year with the little ones! January marked the start of the second year of curriculum with Childhaven’s three to five year olds in the Magnificent Marvelous Me Pre-K Club. Now that a year of curriculum has been tested, we are in the process of fine-tuning and completing the curriculum. After the first workshop of[…read more…]

Program Update Winter 2014

January 16th, 2014.

Draw It Out Program Update The program team is in the midst of Draw It Out program testing in anticipation of completing the Leader’s Companion by early spring of 2014. Seven pilot programs are underway at sites such as Inspire Youth Project, Hutch School, Gilda’s Club, Survivor’s of Suicide support group, private practices, and local elementary[…read more…]

Healing in the Classroom

December 13th, 2013.

Madelyn was a guest speaker at this year’s Color of Hope Benefit Luncheon. This is her story in her own words…   Hi! I am 12 years old and just started middle school. Earlier this year, my school counselor invited me to be a part of Art with Heart’s Magnificent Marvelous Me and Chill & Spill After School Clubs. It was hard for me at[…read more…]

Build Me Up

November 14th, 2013.

November’s Magnificent Marvelous Me! Preschool Club workshop was focused helping the kids build self-esteem. During class, we taught students the importance of “building each other up,” and what it means to give a compliment. Children took turns going around the circle, saying nice things to each other that made them feel happy about themselves. Some of[…read more…]

When I first pulled up to the house where Smart with Art was holding art camp this summer, there were groups of kids dancing all around, ducks wandering aimlessly, and little piglets squealing in a nearby pen. I wasn’t quite sure what I had gotten myself into. I was there as Art with Heart’s volunteer[…read more…]