We have all had those days. The days clouded by rejection, being ignored or just downright disappointment with our performance. It’s hard enough when you experience defeats, but it’s another ballgame when your child is the one hurting. Which is why I want to introduce the “What I Like About Me” activity. This is something you can do with a child at any age and one adults can benefit from doing too.
Materials: What I Like About Me Template, colored pencils, crayons or pens.
Step One: Print off the What I Like About Me Template. If you don’t have access to a printer, take a piece of paper and draw a head.
Step Two: Ask your child to write down 15 things they like about themselves anywhere in the head part of the template. If she struggles to name 15, help out by discussing her strengths.
Step Three: Look up positive quotes with your child. Have her choose one to outline the head with.
A couple of our household favorites:
- “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” ~Oprah Winfrey
- “I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” ~Simone Biles
- “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ~Melissa Etheridge
- “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” ~Meryl Streep
- “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May Alcott
Step Four: Have your girl color the head, words, and add any other decorations she wants to the piece.
Step Five: Tack it up so your girl can see it when a confidence boost is needed. Say some loving words and remind her you’re always in her corner.
Top post photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash