This is Activity 2 in the LifeSkills Handbook. For a printable version of this exercise, download the PDF.
Purpose of activity: To develop children’s self-awareness about their present lives.
Life skills: Self-awareness, critical thinking, creative thinking
Important points: Try to ask the children to think deeply about their place on the tree and to find reasons for their choices. If children find this difficult, do not worry but note what the children feel or do not feel able to say. The activity can be repeated in Part 3 when children have improved their communication skills. If some children do not want to speak in the group, do not force them, but let them think about their ideas and if possible talk about their ideas to one friend.
Materials: A copy of the tree picture on a large poster for all the children to see
Self Awareness: my place on the tree diagram
Do we feel like different people on the tree at different times of the day or week? Were you happy to tell us about your figure? Why/Why not?
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