ArtEsteem CONFIDENCE-BUILDING ACTIVITIES CREATED BY A KID FOR KIDS
By 10-year-old Grace Wilson with co-author Georgia Black
BIO: Grace is ten years old and happens to have a lot of great ideas! She wanted to write this book to inspire and help other children to be creative. Besides, she thinks of new ideas so often she just has to share! Other than being an author, she enjoys Jazz dancing, Taekwando and doing art. Grace loves animals and people of all ages. In the future, Grace hopes to be a veterinarian, artist or teacher. Thank you for reading Grace and Georgiaâ€™s book!
BIO: Georgia is twenty years old and enjoys many forms of art and photography. She is working on becoming an art therapist just like Artplay owner, Liz Tomko. She hopes to help children enjoy life and solve problems, such as worrying. Georgia is thankful that Grace invited her to help co-author this book. Grace and Georgia give Liz Tomko a big shout out for teaching them so much!
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Glow
Jar HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Provides security at night, plus making the glow jar themselves helps reassure their ability to create!
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Glow sticks* (preferably thick), interesting glass jars, glitter, figurines, ribbon, scissors and tacky glue INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Cut glow stick open 2) Pour glow liquid in glass jar 3) Add glitter 4) Shake 5) Glue figurine on top of lid 6) Tie a ribbon around neck of jar 6) Keep in the refrigerator by day to preserve glow *GLOW STICKS ARE NON-TOXIC, BUT PLEASE BE CAREFUL BECAUSE SPILLING IS COMMON AND THERE IS GLASS INSIDE OF GLOW STICKS, SO WHEN YOU POUR IT BE CAREFUL.
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Tele-calida-shaker
Gives kids a way to use their imagination, make music and see beautiful colors! HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM:
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Used paper towel roll, tape and glue, sequins, scissors, ziploc bag, tracing paper and colored pencils INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Decorate paper towel roll 2) Tape Ziploc bag piece to one end 3) Fill tube with sequins 4) Draw image on tracing paper 5) Cut out image and tape on other end of the tube 6) Look through to see and shake to make music!
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Pet
Rock HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Kids get to make a friend who they can tell everything to!
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Rock, hair (or ribbon, yarn, hat), googly eyes, glue gun, scissors, markers INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Glue eyes to rock 2) Glue hair and ribbon on rock 3) Give rock a smile 4) Make eyelashes, eyebrows and cheeks 5) Name your rock!
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Chore
Chart HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Kids learn organization skills and responsibility!
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Paper, markers, pen, clothespin and decorations INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Draw out chart - including the days of the week and enough weeks per month 2) Put in list of chores 3) Add check mark to the boxes after each chore is complete 4) Reward yourself with a sticker for doing the chore!
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Hands-on
Goo HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Gives kids practice with motor skills and time to play and be messy!
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Borax (2 tsp), water (1 cup cold and one cup hot), Elmerâ€™s glue (1 bottle), spoon, bowl, food coloring, beads, scents INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Mix Borax and hot water in bowl 2) Add glue and food coloring, followed by cold water 3) Stir with spoon to see it turn into goo 4) Add beads for texture and then use hands to play!
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Treasure
Pouches / Treasure Box HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Kids can reward themselves with treasure or use as a safe place to put thoughts and dreams.
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Wooden box and/or pouch, stickers, gems, glue, paint, treasure-like items (interesting buttons, cool rocks) INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Decorate with stickers, gems, and paint 2) Fill with treasure that you love
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Photo
Collage Cube HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Positive reminder of things that make you happy!
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Photos of favorite things (calendar pics work great), foam rectangle, pins, decorations INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Gather images that you love 2) Pin images to foam rectangle 3) Add decorations 4) Find a special place to display!
NAME OF ACTIVITY: My
Future Checklist HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Helps assure kids that they are on a plan for life and helps them dream about their future.
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Foam board, markers/crayons, decorations, paper, print out photos of career choices, pins and tape INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Choose career options and print out photos 2) Tape photos to colorful paper and pin on board 3) Draw boxes above photo options 4) Decorate 5) Put a check in the box of which career youâ€™re most interested and excited about doing each birthday!
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Thinking
Cap HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Helps kids think positive thoughts and to come up with great ideas!
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Any kind of cap, any fun decorations (seen above), and tacky glue INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Decorate cap as you wish 2) Put it on and start thinking!* * BE INSPIRED BY ALL THINGS POSSIBLE WHILE YOU WEAR THE HAT
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Jello
Pool Party HOW IT HELPS SELF-ESTEEM: Celebration of summertime and the relaxing it brings.
LIST OF MATERIALS NEEDED: Container, Jello mix, gummy bears, miniature trees, stick for a diving board, duct tape, scissors INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Make Jello in container overnight 2) Next day, squish the Jello around in bowl with hands 3) Add playful items and have fun!
Author Grace Wilson (pictured right) with her sister Ella
Grace-Esteem CONFIDENCE BUILDING ACTIVITIES CREATED BY A KID FOR KIDS