TEACH KIDS ABOUT POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS WITH THESE FUN FORTUNE TELERS
Children love using this fun positive affirmation activity. After all, what kid do you know who doesn’t love a good old fashioned fortune teller? Your students will be super engaged as they put together and play their very own unique game!
First, students will refer to the list of the top 50 kid-friendly positive affirmations that’s included in this resource. Second, they will identify 8 of the most helpful and meaningful positive affirmations. Then they will write them down on one of the templates. Next, students assemble their fortune teller, which involves following directions and using other executive functioning skills. And last but not least, they get to play! Best of all, when students use their fortune teller, they get to practice using positive self-talk, which is a critical social emotional skill. In short, your students will be begging to play more, all the while building a skill that will help them to cultivate self-compassion.
Why Teach Kids About Positive Affirmations
Research tells us that using positive affirmations not only helps us to feel good about ourselves and nurtures a positive self-concept, it also acts as protective factor when life gets tough. In other words, using positive affirmations is a very helpful coping skill. This self-esteem boosting positive affirmation activity reminds children they are lovable and worthy. Plus, students can practice turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts as they put together this paper craft activity.
Ways to Use This SEL Activity
- Integrate this positive affirmation activity into your social emotional learning curriculum.
- Tons of fun for small groups and lunch bunches
- Use fortune tellers as solution focused tool when counseling individual students.
- Interactive paper craft activity to do at home with the family.
Looking for other SEL themes, be sure to check out our Social Emotional Learning Fortune Teller Bundle! You can also find a number of free positive affirmation inspired posters in Free Stuff section of our website.