This is a fun and action-filled activity plan for teachers covering lessons on self-esteem and self-love. The use of play dough is recommended, although teachers are encouraged to use practically any resource they have handy/available. In the past, I've used this lesson as a culminating activity for my students! They love hands-on activities and this lesson gave them the opportunity to showcase their creativity!
A mock up of a paid resource (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/All-About-Me-Book-1435505) which contains blank (colorable) pages with activities for Pre-K-2 graders on self-esteem. This free template includes 20 pages of different activities for children including: a cover page, my favorite color, animal, friends, house, book, song, etc. Excellent activities for an art -class/self-esteem unit. Students will enjoy coloring and personalizing their books!
Another blog article which encourages teachers and educators to use the "growth mindset" with their students. The article suggests that educators begin to use phrases like "I am so proud that you made that choice" instead of using phrases like "You're so smart." Towards the end of the article, the contributing author provides a print out of motivational statements teachers can use.
This blog article highlights some of the best children's books which celebrate uniqueness and diversity. Most, if not all of these books advocate for celebrating special needs and visible (physical) differences. In the past, I've read - 'I Love My Hair', 'Marvelous Me: Inside and Out' and 'It's Okay to Be Different. The blog article provides a short synopsis of each book.
Ostensibly one of the greatest (if not the greatest) children's book on self-love out there! This story is suitable for children ages 2-6 and beyond! 'I Like Me' is about a confident girl-pig who treats herself with respect and takes care of important needs. Vivid illustrations will keep younger learners engaged and wanting to find out the ways this heroine-pig loves herself!