Being who you are meant to be gifts the world by allowing others to see greatness that has never been until you existed. By avoiding labeling, and comparing yourself and others, you discover within yourself a unique kind of beautiful. We live in a world of differences each having its own significance which cannot be compared. Kids need to be encouraged to be themselves and to love who they are, and who they are becoming. Our main character in “The Busiest Buzz Buzz Bee”, vows to be himself even when he images being a bee. The love of self is the health of self. Kid Champions can model and teach self-love by offering a supportive presence, identifying, and pointing out strengths, and praising efforts and successes.
Suggested Home and in the classroom kid Activities:
· Say or write 3 things you love about yourself.
· Create a treasure chest by putting magazine pictures of things you like or makes you different in a cardboard box and decorating the box.
· In a group setting kids can sit in a circle and say one thing they like about the person to their left or right. This will work best when they have had an opportunity to get to know each other. If that is not the case offering a compliant would be an appropriate substitution.