Saturday 30th May
This activity helps your child acknowledge their strengths and builds their confidence. Being able to identify your strengths is very important for your wellbeing.
Draw round your child's hands. Ideally you will draw round both hands. At this point you could give your child the opportunity to decorate their hands while you chat with them about their strengths. On the left hand, ask your child to write one of their strengths on each finger. You will have to do this for your child if they are too young to write. Examples include funny, loving and intelligent. On the right hand ask your child to write what they need to be strong on each finger. Through discussion and examples, help your child understand that it’s about internal strength and not about them being physically strong. Examples you could give are a loving family, good friends, a healthy lifestyle etc.
For much younger children you could change the language used. For example they could write 5 reasons they are great on the left hand and 5 good things in their life on the other.