Updated: Apr 8, 2020
Discover your positive traits through this fun, creative activity!
What you’ll need: A photo or drawing of yourself, glue, scissors, craft items - like stickers, sequins, etc., paper, coloured pens and pencils, and a music player.
What is it for?
This activity helps to improve self-esteem by identifying and expressing positive qualities.
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?
Find a positive song to listen to while you’re doing this activity.
Ask yourself: What do I like about myself at this moment?
Spend a few moments thinking about that
Glue your photo or picture of yourself onto a sheet of paper
Around the picture, write three things you love best about yourself; Write three things you think others love best about you; write about your proudest moments.
Decorate the page with craft items, or nice drawings and patterns
Spend a moment looking at your picture.
At the end of the activity discuss the following questions:
What do you love most about yourself?
How does it feel when someone says that they think you are wonderful?
Think about important people in your life. What do you love about them?
How does it make others feel when they hear positive comments directed at them?
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 Karolina Koman © March 2020
Creative Art Used: Art
Psychological Area Explored: Emotional Wellbeing, Self-Exploration
This activity was taken and adapted from:
Lowenstein, Liana. “Favourite Therapeutic Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Interventions.” Liana Lowenstein : Free EBook, Champion Press, 2011, www.lianalowenstein.com/eBookletForm.html.
These activities could be done by children of all ages, but some may need the support of their parent or carer to read the instructions or complete the activity safely.
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