Flag of Myself
Updated: Apr 8
If you were a country, what would be on your flag?
What you’ll need: A piece of paper, coloured pens or pencils
What’s it for?
This activity will help you think about what is important, special and unique about yourself. Most elements on flags such as the colours, shapes, and symbols, have meanings or a story behind them. Imagine if you were a country, what would be on your flag?
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?
Take a moment to think about what is important, special and unique about you. What elements or words would you be proud to show the rest of the world about yourself?
Draw a flag incorporating these important elements and words. Think about the colours you choose and what particular meaning they have for you.
Share your flag with an interested adult and make sure you explain what everything means.
Extra Activity: If you have done this activity with someone else, take some time to share your flags and explain what all the different elements mean to each other. If you wanted to, you could attach a stick to one side of your flag with sellotape so that you could wave it!
When you’ve finished, spend a moment reflecting on the activity and ask yourself the following questions:
Was it easy or difficult to think of all the different elements you wanted to include in your flag?
What is unique about your flag? What are your personal unique qualities?
If someone that didn’t know you saw your flag, what do you think they would learn about you?
How does it feel to see all of your proud qualities all together on your flag?
This activity helps you to identify what is unique and special about you, and what you are proud to share with others.
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 Ian Grundy © March 2020
Creative Arts Used: Art
Psychological Areas Explored: Emotional Wellbeing, Self-Esteem, Self-Exploration
This activity was taken and adapted from ‘Personal Flag’ (pg. 182) from:
Jones, A. (1998): 104 Activities that Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills, USA: Rec Room Publishing, Inc.
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