|Theme:||Developing identity and self-esteem|
Students recognise high-frequency words, including own name.
- These activities encourage students to feel positive about themselves and about their friends and classmates.
- The amount of assistance given depends on the ability of individual students and classes. This is a good buddy activity.
- A4 paper or card, coloured pencils and crayons or textas
- Alternate activity: Camera, paper doll cut outs or outlines, scissors, coloured pencils and crayons or textas
- In pairs or with an older buddy, ask students to draw around each others hands to create a hand outline.
- Ask students to write their names across the palms of the hand outline. Scribe a positive word suggested by the students to describe themselves along each finger of the hand outline, writing a different word on each finger.
- Cut out the hands or ask students to.
- Staple the thumbs or little fingers of each of the cut out hands together to make a class set. String the hands along the wall.
- Take digital or Polaroid photos of each student’s face.
- Copy or paste the photographs onto a body outline (such as paper dolls)
- Ask each student to write his or her name on the chest of a paper doll.
- Ask students to add features and appropriately colour the dolls in their likeness.
- Join the hands of each paper doll in groups of five or six. Pin the paper dolls to the wall or around the classroom.
- Ask each student to suggest a positive word which describes a person in their group, for example: “Lee is kind”. Scribe the word they have suggested on or around their paper doll. Do this with all of the students.