‘Three islands’ is a fun direct work activity which enabels social workers and other practitioners to establish what and who children they work with like and what or who they don’t like or are worried about.
The child is asked to draw a picture of 3 islands and draw people, animals, objects and activities according to specific instructions:
– The Island of Always: Children are asked to draw themselves and anything else they want to be on this island with them.
– The Island of Sometimes: Children are asked to draw anything they want to see but not all the time.
– The Island of Far Away: Children are asked to draw anything that they want to be far away from them or never see again.