Purpose of activity: To understand the factors that makes up a person’s identity
Life skills: Self-awareness, Creative thinking
The point of this activity is to separate identity and behaviour. Children who regard themselves as ‘bad people’ may feel that nothing can be done about this. It is important to show them that they are not bad, though their behaviour may sometimes be bad. They can control and change behaviour.
These ideas are important but may seem a bit abstract. You can try the activity first with a group of friends, colleagues or older children and ask their feedback. Adapt this activity carefully if you are translating it into another language.
Were their aspects of your identity which you liked, did not like? Why?
Children can design their own identity factor symbols.