Reception: Wishing Well
How to Use Wishing Well Rituals at Reception
Wishing well offers a way for children to support each other and calm themselves.
Wishing well is a way to instantly calm ourselves, and offer love and caring to others. It is a way for children to help others when there is no physically tangible way to offer their help. To wish well 1) put your hands over your heart 2) take a deep breath in 3) pause and picture something precious in your mind 4) breathe out while opening your arms and sending those precious, loving thoughts out to the person you are wishing well.
The Wish Well Circle provides a visual way to aid children in wishing each other well. When a child is absent, moving to another school, has arrived late or is in need of support for other reasons, place the child’s picture or name in the heart inside your Wish Well Circle. Invite the class to wish the child well with the process described above, and/or by singing a song like “We Wish You Well” on I Love You Rituals Volume 2 or “I Wish You Well” on It Starts in the Heart (in English and Spanish).
Photo Examples: Wishing Well Rituals at Reception