There are thousands of fun ways to help children know and celebrate and love their own uniqueness and strengths. Personal identity activities, include family history, keeping a diary, or making an album. It includes giving children the chance to learn the skills to give each other positive feedback and encouragement, and to celebrate each other’s gifts and personalities.
But a community is not just a collection of individuals. It’s the way those individuals work, eat, rest, learn, think and play together. And that’s fun to learn too through activities like name-games and getting-to-know-you times using the Body Part Debrief, circle games, Mood Dudes (pictured right), co-operative team games like the ones that use an Earth Ball or a parachute, team walkers or tug-o-war ropes, and problem solving group games like the Spider’sWeb.
For a Lifetime
We love watching children build a strong resilient confident identity, and make friends. More than ever, as life becomes more complex, our children will be needing self-love and self-care, and the ability to belong to and be supported by (and support) groups of workmates, neighbours, team-mates, family members, business associates and friends. Being confident within ourselves and with others, is essential to our happiness.