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Emotional activities to strengthen self confidence and self control

Have the children each assigned to a day where they pass out the snacks at snack time by themselves.

Have the child lead a game of “Simon Says”

Give the child a choice of three different stories to retell or act out as a group.

Let each child have an opportunity to arrange a center of their choice.

Have the child either draw a picture of himself or bring on a picture and tell the class about themselves.

 

Emotional activities to strengthen self confidence and self control

role playing, dramatic play with hand puppets; free play outdoors - jungle gyms, tricycles, swings; making noise - drums, yelling; making music, dancing; lots of dough, clay; hammering sawing, smashing things (knock out benches); playing with water - washing cars, dolls, housekeeping

Emotional activity

Shadow profile: takes pateince to have the partner sketch around shadow.  Get to see self from new point of view.  Good for “Guess Who” game.

Emotional activity

Songs using every student’s name.  Each person has their “moment to shine” to show them how they are important to the class.  Every child participates and must exhibit self-control to be involved.

Emotional activity

Student of the week: Each student is assigned one week during the year when they are SOTW.  During the week, they may bring in and display things that are important to them (e.g., photos, collections), and can invite visitors to read to the class.

Emotional activity

Increase self-confidence and self-control.  Any sociodramatic play-dramatizations children learn practice and have opportunity to interact with others.  Self confidence is increased by allowing the children to present themselves to others.  Self-control is influenced by peer interactions and the necessity to have a “good” result or play.  e.g., act out what they want to be when they grow up or just some book that they have read or heard.

Emotional activity

Me Book.  Compile pages and help children to write and draw picures to go along.  Gives positive self-esteem-children are important.  Also requires self-control to complete.  However, it is enjoyable to write about oneself, so it may not be a problem.

 

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