Children are encouraged to be creative as they identify and recognize positive qualities about a classmate.
- To build self-esteem through peer recognition
- To aid in the prevention of bullying
- To build awareness that everyone has positive qualities
- To recognize that everyone is different in many ways
Before You Start: Gather materials needed: activity paper, BioColor® paint, markers, glitter glue, scissors, paint brushes and assorted collage materials.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Assign each child with the name of a classmate. Divide the class into groups, so that each child is separated from the classmate they are assigned to.
Step 2. Have the children write and/or paint the name of their assigned classmate in the center of their paper.
Step 3. Have the children add color and collage items to their painting that help emphasize the positive statements.
Step 4. When finished, have each student stand and present their art by explaining why their classmate represents the statements that they wrote.
Furthermore: Hold class discussions that revolve around the statement, "One thing I like about _____." Have each child pick a classmate to say a positive quality about, or have all the children say a positive quality about each classmate.
Products You May Need:
- Alphabet Foam Shapes - 150 Pieces
- Number Foam Shapes - 150 Pieces
- Colorations® Glitter Glue - Set of 6
- Colorations® Best Value Plastic Handle Paint Brushes - Set of 30
- 12" x 18" Colorations® Heavyweight Construction Paper
- BioColor® Paint, 16 oz.
- BioColor® Paints, Gallon
- Easel Paper Roll - 18" x 100'
- Colorations® Blunt Tip Scissors, 5"L - Set of 12
- ABC Foam Shapes in a Bucket - 1/2 lb.