Theme One: Rainbows

The rainbow itself represents something so hopeful and it has been a way of bringing us all together even though we are apart, with even the Queen acknowledging the rainbow as a sign of our “national spirit” at this time.


Here we have a range of resources surrounding the theme of rainbows, that will hopefully help you feel inspired and engaged during these difficult times.

As ever, we want to encourage everyone to share with us any resources or activities that you have found helpful and suggestions or ideas about what might be helpful to you and your family at this time. Please send your ideas and suggestions to

Thank you and we hope you find some enjoyment and support from these resources. 

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Arts and crafts

Rainbow quiz

Can you name the all the colours of the rainbow in alphabetical order? You can put your knowledge to the test with our Rainbow quiz.

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Colouring booklet

All of the artwork featured in this colouring book is based on St Oswald’s Hospice’s new emblem. Please use this colouring book and show us your creations.

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Watercolour cards

Rainbows are appearing everywhere at the moment. These cards demonstrate how you can put rainbows on cards for all occasions by using just paint, brushes and a fineliner.

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Writing and poetry

Haiku writing

Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry which is a way of expressing an observation in 3 short phrases. These phrases of 5-7-5 syllables fit together to create their own poetic style.

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Acrostic writing

An acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word or message. They are a great way to show what you know about a topic.

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Wordsworth Poetry

William Wordsworth was an English Romantic Poet with a deep love for the natural world and often inspired by the beautiful Lake District.

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Nutrition during isolation

Nutrition is very important during this difficult time, our Dietitian Nola Lynch has put together this piece to give you some ideas to help you keep a balanced diet during isolation.

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Ideas to help with anxiety

Due to the uncertainty we are all experiencing many of us may be struggling to remain hopeful about the future. Each day it can be enough to focus on what you can achieve in one day. It’s important to go gently with yourself and your loved ones. Here are some tips to help when negative thought patterns escalate.

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Jokes and Quotes

Even in the most difficult times a laugh or even simply a smile can go a long way to making you feel better and improve our wellbeing. We hope that our selection of jokes and inspirational quotes can provide you with a daily ‘pick me up’, helping you to feel positive and optimistic.

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Songs themed around rainbows

We have put together a playlist of songs which relate to our rainbow theme.

We hope you find some enjoyment out of these songs.

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