We can’t get enough of finding more ways to get kids familiar with empowering words to describe themselves and others. This fun hands-on craft lets kids express all the amazing things they are in a powerful affirmation.
All you need are a few simple materials:
-white paper plates
STEP 1: DISCUSS AFFIRMATIONS
Before reading “And So Much More”, talk about what an affirmation is. Affirmations are positive phrases about yourself or a situation that can be thought or said. They can build confidence, help you calm yourself or plant seeds for something you’d like to see more of in yourself.
STEP 2: READ “AND SO MUCH MORE”
Begin reading aloud and ask the kids to notice the “power words” (powerful, create, loving etc.) in the story. " You can write or discuss the words as you go along or just make a mental note of them and talk about them while crafting.
STEP 3: CRAFT TIME!
-Cut one paper plate in half.
-Paint the paper plate to look like a rainbow.
-Let the paint dry.
-Glue cotton balls on the plate to make clouds
-Cut out “power words” from the affirmations printable”. This can be a great time to discuss why kids choose certain words—are some qualities they love about themselves or are some qualities they might like to grow within them? Kids can also choose a word for a friend to acknowledge something they appreciate about them.
-Glue the “I AM” phrase on the rainbow and then glue on the “power words”.
STEP 4: PRESENT
After drying, have each child present their rainbow to the class. It is a great way to reinforce positive thinking and demonstrate the power of saying affirmations out loud.
-Hang up and enjoy the sounds of “I Am Kind!”, “I Am Strong!”, “I Am Grateful!”