We are in need of some donations to refresh and replenish items used for Sandtray Therapy at Allenwood by our Family Liaison Counselor, Amanda Smyth. Sandtray Therapy is a tool to support students with social and emotional issues. It helps to address virtually any issue one may be dealing with from anxiety and depression, to loss of a loved one, issues surrounding divorce, self-esteem and problem solving, just to name a few.
We are in need of “miniatures” to go along with the sand trays currently used within the school. Miniatures are everything in our real world and every that can exist in a fantasy or story telling world in miniature form. A student uses the figures to create a world in the sand and through that process of building the world they work through issues. It’s truly an amazing process and is quite therapeutic. There aren’t any items that wouldn’t work for Sandtray Therapy, items don’t have to be toys they can be anything, there are no limits, the following would help to make a comprehensive collection. If you have any of the following items or similar items to donate please send it into the school with your child in a bag labeled Amanda Smyth.
Household: figurines, trinkets, old souvenirs, doll house type furniture-kitchen, bedroom, bathroom sets, food items, sport items, hearts, weapons, game pieces, seasonal decorations, electric candles, treasure, treasure chests, foreign coins,
Animals: farm, safari, insects, fish, sea life, lizards, snakes, reptiles, large figured predators, dinosaurs, birds, pets, fairytale/imaginary animals such as dragons
People: sport figures, cartoon characters, action figures, super heroes, princesses, fairies, any and all real and imaginary/fairytale figures, wizards, witches, zombies, monsters, knights, pirates, religious figures and symbols, angels, community workers, military, figurines/knickknacks, bride and grooms
Nature: trees, rocks- polished and rough, flowers, caves, crystals, geodes, gems, sea glass, shells, marbles, glass stones
Buildings/structures: homes, schools, fences, bridges, tent, church, temple, castles
Vehicles: boats, airplane, helicopter, motorcycle, bicycle, cars, trucks, traffic signs, wagons
Please note: Glass and delicate items are welcome, it encourages the students to be mindful when handling objects. (These items should be dropped off in the Main Office by parents)
For some images to give a better idea of the array of what is used click here-> http://bit.ly/2iTN12v
Again, donations can be sent to school with your child or dropped in the Main Office in a bag labeled Amanda Smyth. Questions? Contact Amanda Smyth firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your help!