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Reflecting on 2020 with your Family

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At Goodstart, we’re for being a place where our children, our families and our people feel like they truly belong and where they can grow and thrive.  
To help you reflect on 2020, we have provided some activities for you to do with your family and keep as a memory you can look back on (you could even include them in your Time Capsule).
How did you feel when….?  
Using the Feelings Poster from our Behaviour Support Kit, ask your children to express how they felt about certain things in 2020. For example: 
  • How did you feel when you had to stay home from Goodstart? 
  • How did you feel when you got to go back to Goodstart? 
  • How did you feel when you couldn’t see family or friends interstate or overseas? 
  • How did you feel when you got to spend more time at home with family? 

Add your own questions from your experience this year. 
If you’d like to find out more about the resources we have available in our Behaviour Support Kit that help children manage their emotions, visit the Goodstart@Home website.
Download the Feelings Poster
Reflecting on 2020 - Question Sheet for 3-5 year olds 
Ask your child/ren these questions and write down their responses – it will be great to look back on in years to come!  


  • What are you most thankful for this year? 
  • What is your favourite thing to do at Goodstart? 
  • Who is your Goodstart best friend?  
  • What do you like about them the most? 
  • What is something new you learnt this year? 
  • What were some of the new and different things we had to do this year?  eg wear face masks, make sure we wash our hands for at least 20 seconds 
  • What do you want to do when you get older? 
  • What are you looking forward to most next year? 
  • What is your favourite thing to do at home with your family? 
  • Is there anyone you have missed seeing this year? 
  • What makes you feel safe? 
  • What is something kind you have done for someone else this year? 
  • What is something kind that someone has done for you? 
  • In 2020, the theme for NAIDOC Week was ‘Always was, always will be’ – what does that mean to you as a family?
  • How did you celebrate NAIDOC Week at your centre this year? 
  • What do you think you will be doing to celebrate NAIDOC Week in 20 year’s time? 
Download the Reflecting on 2020 Questions Sheet
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