Self-Esteem Activity for Kids
Self-esteem is an important topic to discuss with children of all ages. Kids are growing up in a world that puts great emphasis on superficial things such as how many likes they get on social media and what designer brands they wear.
They need to be aware of the importance of loving themselves and having a positive self-esteem.
Self-esteem refers to how much you value yourself. It’s when you know that you are important and talented. Children who have a healthy self-esteem typically do well in school and get along well with others.
People with a healthy self-esteem know what their talents are. Today I want to share two self-esteem activities that are designed to get children thinking about what they are good at and what their talents are.
One fun way to get kids talking and thinking about their self-esteem is through hands on learning activities. One self-esteem activity I like to use with kids is the self-esteem activity discussed below.
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In this self-esteem activity children are asked to roll a die and then complete the sentence stem that the die lands on. In this activity gets kids to think about the things they are good at and also things they like about themselves.
This self-esteem activity is free to download. The printable includes the sentence stem cards you need to make the self-esteem die. Once you print out the self-esteem sentence stems you are going to glue them to an empty tissue box, similar to the image below.
Once you have assembled your self-esteem die, it’s time to get started having some fun. Roll the die and complete the sentence stem it lands on. Continue rolling the die until you complete all six sentence stems.
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How do you encourage your kids to love and celebrate themselves?
This is a super activity! When I could not find one to help kids help build self esteem, this one popped up! I love it!
thank you for sharing this! it really helped my kiddos!!
You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear this was helpful.
I am going to use your idea at my ENL parent night! It is fun for the students to play a game and become more aware of how many different things they are actually good at…. in any language. We are having our meeting just before Valentine’s Day and will need to have several activities for them students to play with.
Thanks so much!
What a lovely idea! I’m so glad you found the activities useful.
THANK YOU so much! I am planning my daughter’s 4th grade valentine’s party, and it is based on self love and self esteem! I am excited to add this activity to the party!
Hey! Love this idea… do you think this would work for a social skills group with girls ages 11-14?