The time between Christmas and New Year can be a bit funny- all the chaos of Christmas has passed and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re waiting for the celebrations over New Year.
We have some lovely activities that your children can do in this period to help improve self-esteem, help children focus and instil calmness.
Make a big collage of lots of colourful and positive words and images. Find a pile of magazines and newspapers and cut out all the positive words. Get a large piece of paper or card and make a display of all these positive words and images. Children will enjoy cutting out positive images and words from magazines to create a wonderful display of positivity. They can make individual pictures or you may like to create a family picture.
My 5 Achievements
This exercise is great for helping children develop their self esteem as they start to acknowledge even the small things that they have achieved. Give children a piece of paper and ask them to list their 5 biggest achievements of 2018- these can be big or small.
This is also a great exercise you can take into 2019- at the end of each day before bed, ask children to write a list of 5 great things they did that day. They might like to put these in a book or keep them on the same paper. These can be simple things, such as listening at school, eating everything on their plate, smiling at someone or being a good friend.
Write the word CALM as large as possible and let your child colour in the word. They can add pictures of things that help them feel calm. Let them use calming colours - anything to create an image of calm. Tell children to stare at the picture and see how calm they can feel. Then ask them to close their eyes and make the picture very small - like a postage stamp. Tell children they can keep this little picture anywhere they like in their body - heart, head, finger. When- ever they are feeling stressed and anxious, they can look at their calm picture and feel calm.
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