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Dice of Dreams!

Reflect on the concept of having dreams and ambitions to promote self-worth and feelings of being valued and important.



What you’ll need: Paper, pens, scissors and sellotape

What’s it for? 

This activity is a game using a dice that helps us to think about our hopes and dreams through our 5 senses (I see, I smell, I hear, I feel and I taste).  It can be played independently, or it might be fun to play with a pair or group within your household for a fun and engaging shared experience.

Check In:

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? 


Method:

  • Before you begin can you imagine and think about something important or special that you might hope for or dream about – it could be to travel to another country, to have a particular job or career, to be with a special person etc..

  • During the process of making your dice hold on to this hope and dream in your mind

  • Using an A4 piece of paper fold the corner across to form a triangle

  • Next cut or tear off the excess paper and then unfold the triangle to create a square making sure to take care if you are using scissors or ask an adult for help

  • Now fold the square into 3 equal sections to form a long rectangle shape

  • Now fold your long rectangle shape into a further 3 equal sections to make a square

  • Unfold the square and you will be left with 3 smaller squares that can stand upright

  • Here is the first section of your dice

  • Now repeat the process again with another piece of A4 paper

  • Here is the second section of your dice

  • Bring both sections together and tape them with sellotape to form a dice 

  • Now your dice is ready put dots on each square face for the numbers 1-5 and on the final square write the word 'DREAMS'

  • Now you can start your game!

  • Each time you throw the dice a number will appear

  • Using the code below relate the number to one of your 5 senses

1 = I feel

2 = I hear

3 = I see

4 = I smell

5 = I taste

  • Roll the dice and see what number it lands on and link the number to the sense and think about how your hope and dream might feel like/sound like/look like/smell like or taste like

  • If you are playing in a pair or within a group take it in turns and imagine your dreams together

Extra Activity

Perhaps you could create a board game to use your dice with that thinks about the dreams that you reflected on.

When you’ve finished, spend a moment reflecting on the activity and ask yourself the following questions

  • How did you find the process of thinking about your hopes and dreams?  Did a hope come to mind immediately or did you need to search longer for this?

  • Did you enjoy making the dice?

  • Did you enjoy making the dice?

  • How did it make you feel thinking about your hopes and dreams?


Conclusion:

This activity supports a sense of purpose and future ambitions and ideas in a fun and engaging game that enables the individual to feel safe, supported and comfortable.

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?

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Created by Sarah Kong © June 2020

Creative Arts Used: Art

Psychological Areas Explored: Emotional Wellbeing and Self-Exploration


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