Looking for a fun and easy self-esteem character-building activity for kids? Try this positive message game, perfect for kids and teens. This game makes children smile because, at the end of the game, they get to read all the positive things their peers think about them. It’s easy to play and is an excellent game for children in 2nd grade and up.
This game only requires a couple of materials and is easy to play. The simple-to-follow directions make it easy and fun for children and teens of all ages.
Index card, pens/pencils, box/bowl
How to play
Have all the children sit in a circle. They can sit on chairs or on the floor. Playing in the classroom, no problem. Children can stay seated at their desks.
Have all the children write their names on the top of the index card, fold and put them into the box/bowl.
When all the cards have been put in the box/bowl, shake them up to mix them.
Have each child pick out a card from the bowl. After picking a card, the child writes one positive quality about the person whose name is on the card. Don’t write your name on the card. Then fold it back up.
When everyone in the circle is finished writing, pass the cards to the right. The cards are passed around the circle until everyone has written on all the cards.
Collect the cards and return them to the child whose name is on top.
Let the child read to themselves all the positive messages other children have written about them.