Brilliant Busy Bodies!
Explore your own positive feelings about yourself and your body by doing this exciting and simple art activity.
What you’ll need: Paper, coloured pens or pencils
What’s it for?
This activity will help you to explore your positive feelings about your body. It will help you to acknowledge and discover what your body is good at.
Notice how you’re feeling right now. Close your eyes and notice what’s going on inside your mind and body.
How are you feeling?
What are you thinking?
How does your body feel?
On a piece of paper draw a body outline. Or, if you have access to a printer, use this:
Thinking about your separate body parts positively, consider what you like about them and what you enjoy doing with them. For example, you might think about your mouth and how you enjoy using it to laugh with your friends; or, your foot as you enjoy playing football with it.
Draw a line to the body part you want to focus on and write down what you like and enjoy using it for. Carry on until you’re happy that you’ve included as much about your body as you want.
Now colour in your special body parts in colours that reflect how you feel about them.
You can also draw pictures of around the edge of the page reflecting the activities and things that you like to do with your body.
Extra Activity: Show your picture to a supportive adult. Ask them if they can think of anything else that you’re good at.
When you’ve finished, spend a moment reflecting on the activity and ask yourself the following questions:
Did you learn anything new about yourself and how you enjoy and use your body during this activity?
What’s your absolutely favourite thing to do with your body?
Did you find it easy or challenging to think of things you liked about your body?
We’re all special and unique beings and our bodies are also individually special and unique. This activity allows you to think about all the positive aspects of your body helping you to appreciate what you’re good at and to boost your self-knowledge, and self-esteem.
Take a moment to notice how you are feeling at the end of this activity. Did you discover anything surprising? What can you take away to make you feel better about yourself from this activity?
If you would like to, share something about your experience with this activity with someone you live with! Ask the person who looks after you to send us an email if you have any questions or comments about the activity, or would like to send us any pictures (firstname.lastname@example.org). Don't forget to subscribe for more fun CAT activities!
Created by Ian Grundy © June 2020
Creative Arts Used: Art
Psychological Areas Explored: Emotional Wellbeing, Self-Exploration, Self-Esteem
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