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- Boosting Self-Esteem: Activity-Based Ideas for Children, Preteens, and Teens - October 14, 2017
- Young children
Activity: The Special Circle
Make a circle on the floor with a yarn or tape and tell the children that the circle is for a special person in this room. Tell them that you will ask questions, and whoever says ‘Yes’ to any of the questions should step into the circle. Ask different questions such as: Can you wink? Can you curl your tongue? Can you hop on one foot? Do you make mistakes? Do you like to laugh and have fun? Do you love Allah (swt)? Very soon, everyone will be inside the circle. Explain to the children that we are all special. We are different but that doesn’t mean that each of us isn’t special in our own way.
Activity: The Magic Box
Make a box with a mirror inside its lid. Ask the child(ren): “I know someone who is very special, whom Allah (swt) loves very much! Who do you think it might be?” Discuss different people your child(ren) know and admire from family and friends. Show them the magic box and say: “This box will reveal who it is!” Give each child a chance to look into the box one by one to see themselves in the mirror. Ask the child: “Are you surprised? You had such a big smile – are you happy to see that you’re the special person?”
After all the children have had their turns, ask the group who the most special person was. When all the children say “me”, explain that each one of us has been made special by Allah (swt). Make them realize that we can all be special in our own way, and we don’t need to compare ourselves to others.
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