Self-Esteem 2:5 S

Theme: Self-Esteem

In this activity, children will learn what makes them great and special, and they willshare their appreciation of self with friends!

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Self-Esteem 2:5 S

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Theme: Self-Esteem

Intensity: Small

Song:

In this activity, children will learn what makes them great and special, and they will share their appreciation of self with friends!

Materials

  • Song lyrics
  • A puppet
  • A big roll of paper
  • Washable markers
  • Crayons
  • Art supplies
  • Stickers
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Safety scissors

Importance of Activity

  • In completing this activity, the small group of children will not only enrich their relationship with you and their friends, but children will also be able to express what makes them great. While you engage children in this activity and in conversations concerning their competencies, an enhancement of sense of self-worth and appreciation is taking place.
  • Children will learn about what makes them special and each one of them can share their own competencies with friends.

Desired Outcomes

Suggested Dialogue

  • We each have a unique body and a special self. What is special about you?
  • What makes you feel great about yourself? Can you remember a time when you felt proud of yourself?
  • How does the character in the song express his/her feelings about "It's Great to Be Me”?
  • Do we all feel great about the same things? Let's look at what is written on the body outline.
  • Let's say something great about the friend we worked with!
  • When you listen to your friend telling you what makes you great, how does it make you feel?
  • What can we do when we do not feel great about ourselves? How could we make ourselves feel better?

Instructions

  1. Sing the song IT'S GREAT TO BE ME with the children, using the lyrics and the puppet.
  2. Ask the children about the song and what it is about.
  3. Give each child a big piece of paper (as big as the length of their body).
  4. Ask children to get into pairs. Explain that they will be taking turns with their partner. Say, “When it is your turn, lie down on the piece of paper while your partner traces the outline of your body.”
  5. Help each child write his/her name on his/her body outline. Let children use markers, crayons and art supplies to decorate their paper bodies.
  6. Discuss what makes each child’s body outline the same and different from others.
  7. Say, “Everyone think about what makes you great!”
  8. Say, “Now that you thought of something, let’s write it on your body outline!”
  9. Let each child share his/her project with the group and tell everyone something special about him/herself. During sharing time, encourage children to tell the child that is presenting their project what they like about him/her.
  10. Ask the children to share/reflect on how the activity and discussion made them feel.

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