WHAT ARE BRAG BRACELETS?
Young students love receiving positive affirmation brag bracelets! Recognize and celebrate your students when they make good choices, show improvement, or demonstrate empowering character traits. Equally important, you can give brag bracelets out “just because” they are wonderful, lovable, and worthy no matter what. Moreover, they help teach students positive affirmations and compassionate self-talk; key skills that support a strong sense of self-esteem, self-efficacy, and internal locus of control.
Because students get to take these brag bracelets home with them, it’s a great way to let families know just how awesome, cared for, and valued their child is at school.
Teachers can use these brag bracelets as a fun positive reinforcement classroom management tool. School counselors use the as a fun craftivity in counseling groups focused on friendship, self-esteem, and social skills. For instance, you can invite students to pick one out that describes themselves or is a positive affirmation they would like to practice and integrate into their self-talk. Then discuss what it means to them.
Since this resource comes with 50 brag bracelets designs in total, you are sure to find a brag bracelet perfect for any situation.
HOW TO USE
Print on brightly colored paper for a “pop” look. Or print on white paper, and let students color in their bracelets, creating their own unique design. To assemble, just cut out each individual strip and tape around students’ wrists. You can also laminate or print on card stock to use as positive affirmation “brag bookmarks” too! Or use as a classroom chain, adding a link each time students are celebrated, creating a working classroom community bunting to hang on the walls.