Children’s Hospitals of St. Paul and Minneapolis use art as a healing tool for the patients and families that walk through their doors. Art provides a welcome distraction from what would otherwise be a sterile and maybe even scary hospital visit.

Write about a time when you faced a scary situation and made it better by doing something to help you to “be in the moment” and forget about some of your stress. What did you do and how did it help?

One of the interactive art pieces at the Children’s Hospital is Supra Capsularia, which allows patients to create and deposit their own mini time capsules.

Make your own time capsule out of a shoebox that represents who you are. Include some of the following information: family, culture, gender, hopes, fears, important experiences, goals, accomplishments, likes, and dislikes.