Use this funny game to share your positive feelings.
What you’ll need: Two people, slips of paper, and something you can use to draw/write
What’s it for?
This activity will help you identify and share your positive feelings, while working out what your partner might be thinking too! This will help you nurture positive emotions and build your relationship skills.
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?
To start, each person should write down five things that they have positive emotions about. Decide between you what these are going to be about before you start, but don’t show the other person your ideas. For example, five things you like about yourself, five things you like about the other person, five places you enjoy going to visit or maybe five things you enjoy playing.
Take it in turns to draw one of your ideas and have the other person guess what it is you are feeling positive about.
When they guess correctly, tell them what it is you like about this thing and how it makes you feel!
Extra Activity: If there are more than two people playing, do the activity in a ‘chain’ - the first person draws the idea, the second person looks at the drawing and writes down their guess, and the third person draws what was written down by person two, and so on! When you get to the last person you can all guess what the positive idea was on the drawing.
When you’ve finished, spend a moment reflecting on the activity and ask yourself the following questions:
Was it hard or easy to guess what was in the pictures?
What did you learn about yourself during this game?
What did you learn about your partner?
How did your body feel when you were thinking about your positive ideas?
Why might it be useful to identify the things you feel positive about?
Where you surprised by any of the answers that your partner drew?
This activity helps you to encourage yourself to focus on the positive things you and your friend or family member enjoy. This can help your emotional wellbeing, and help your relationship while you learn more about one another.
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 Heather Dingle © June 2020
Creative Arts Used: Art
Psychological Areas Explored: Emotional Wellbeing, Communication, Self-Exploration, Relationships
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