Kids Art Workshop – Empathy Monster | Gold Coast

First responder families, join us for an exciting school holiday program where children will learn mindfulness and art. The project will be ‘Empathy Monsters’ where children will make a monster/doll, and are taught to talk to their empathy monster with encouraging and positive words, which in turns helps their own inner voice be more positive and encouraging. This wellbeing activity is also a great way to connect with local first responder families whilst your children spend time on their art project, as well as develop bonds with your own family as you encourage your kids to learn and be creative. An excellent way to gain the benefits of learning a new skill, this wellbeing activity also provides an opportunity for physical and mental stimulation which promotes self-esteem and contributes to self-identity. Art and craft can be mindful activities, allowing you to be ‘in the moment’ while creating your project and achieving a sense of accomplishment.

There is also another art/ craft class on 29th June – Make A Glitter Meditation Jar

This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families. Suitable for children aged 3 and over. Parents do not need to supervise their children but are welcome to if they wish. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please submit your interest to attend this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive confirmation by email from the Fortem team.


Use an email address you can access from home. We'll be sending the event details & updates to this email address
Note: registration for this activity will not be confirmed until full details of participants are received. If you are unsure, please select "No"and fill out the below form again.


Jul 01 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Gold Coast
Gold Coast QLD, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team