Ready–to–Use Self Esteem Activities for Young Children. J–B Ed: Ready–to–Use Activities

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  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Here′s a remarkable collection of ready–to–use activities and ideas to help young children feel good about themselves... develop friendships... celebrate diversity... and accept changes!

Altogether you′ll find over 220 illustrated activities that are not only fun, but also provide countless opportunities to reinforce academic skills. Each takes a unique three–pronged approach to acquiring a positive sense of self:

  • The acquisition of self–esteem for the "head"
  • The inspiration to make a difference from the "heart"
  • Creative ideas, projects, and reproducibles for the "hands"
For easy use, all activities include a purpose, materials, step–by–step directions, and ideas to extend learning, and are organized into the following six sections:
  1. Wonderful Me 60 activities help children appreciate themselves through songs ("Name Rap") homemade books ("Who Am I?" Big Book), art projects ("Designer T–shirt"), and other innovative activities ("Chalk Talk")
  2. Friends, Friends, Friends 46 cooperative learning projects and activities encourage children to have fun with friends ("Friendship Bubble") and to develop social skills ("Moving and Singing With Friends")
  3. Feelings and emotions 35 activities show how to acknowledge emotions ("Expression Headbands") and deal with them in acceptable ways ("We Can Work It Out")
  4. Same and different children can explore how we are alike and different with 34 games ("Pass the Parcel"), recipes ("What′s Cooking at Your House?"), and music and crafts activities ("People Collage")
  5. Changes 28 activities cover health and fitness ("Fitness Trail"), safety ("Don′t Touch"), and other concerns ("If I Could Change the World"), and empower children with tools for taking care of themselves in today′s world.
  6. Parent pack includes 21 reproducible activities for parents to do with their children at home ("Positive Partnership", "Homework Task Cards," "Who Is My Teacher?")
In the author′s own words, "Teacher must enhance the whole child emotionally as well as intellectually, physically, and socially to achieve his or her full potential. Although many support this principle, there is very little practical material to help teachers nurture emotional development in the classroom.
Ready–to–Use Self–Esteem Activities for Young Children attempts to fill that void."
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"Who am I?" Big book.

Magic mirror.

Wanted posters.

Super star.

Roll on.

"Step book about me".

Driver′s license.

Picture puppets.

Pass it on.

People puzzlers.

Me blocks.

Picture perfect.

"The best thing about me" TV.

"I can do something special" day.

Picture portfolios.

Mystery friend.

All kinds of smart.

Wonderful words placemat.

Radio hour.

Me box.

VIP for the week.

We are family.

VIP family.

Name art.

Chalk talk.

Name poems.

Name graph.

My space.

Initial it.

ID bracelet.

My name is.

Take a look at me.

Invisible writing.

You′re Wonderful!.

Secret Pal mailbox.

Toss and tell.

Name rap.

Bibbity bobbity bumblebee.

Name songs.

I am special.

All by myself.

Brownie beat story.

Hands up for us.

"Me" mobile.

Body art.

Designer T–shirt.

Five senses book.


My backpack.

"Hooray for me" windsock.

Good cents!.

Banner hang–ups.

Flags and pennants.

People who love me.

A letter to myself.

"My favorite things" bag book.

A little book about me.

It′s my birthday!.

Badges and awards.



Friendship web.

The car wash.

Friend bingo.

Friendship chain.

Recipe for a wonderful class.

The friend book.

Who′s like you?.

Class phone book.

The "Guess who?" riddle book.

"Hello" and "Good–bye" books.

Secret friend.

Talent show.

Adoption program.

Buddy day.

May I play?

Story stick.

School spirit song.

The "I like you" song.

We really like you.

Friendship bubble.

Class books.

Buddy system.

Class news and views.

Grouping games.

Story bags.

Mail time.

Three cheers.

The "Thank–You" board.

Class rules.

Let′s vote.

"School is fun" graph.

Teacher of the day.

Helper sticks.

Prince and princess.

The "Clean–up clock".

Not enough.

Friendly salad.

Grab bag art.

Friendship necklace.

Pal portraits.

Cooperative sculpture.

Bag city.

Peanut butter.

Cooperative art.

Partner games.

Moving and singing with friends.


The "How do you feel?" book.

Happy, happy me.

African village song.


Expression headbands.

Face the day.

Trouble rock.

Stress bottles.

"Let it all out" center.

Scribble picture.

Recording studio.

Picture talks.

Word webbing.

Group chart stories.

We can work it out.

Suggestion circle.

Booboo bear.

Snuggles and stones.

"I wish" wand.

Wants and needs.

A ride in the sky.

Me message.

Floppy and stiff.

Alone zone.

Alone and with a friend.

Do not disturb.

"Me" bags.


Dear diary.

Making faces.

Feelings charades.

Face change.

Feeling face sandwiches.

If you′re happy.

My feeling book.



Thumbprint detectives.

Inside, outside.

Hands that help.

Hagalena magalena.

Around the room with multicultural ideas.

Bilingual books.

Reading and singing around the world.

Let′s go shopping.

A world of bread.

What′s cooking at your home?.

What are you wearing?

Family culture box.

Class museum.

The fun house.

Celebrate! Celebrate!

Pass the parcel.

Pinata Party.

Where in the world?

Pen pals.

People collage.

Paper doll parade.

People play dough.

That′s my baby.

"Diversity Day" body puppets.

Compare me.

People graph.


Olympic day.

Share and care.

Special tools.

Reading hands.

Speaking hands.

What′s it like.

A circle of friends


Fitness trail.

Healthy foods.

Tooth talk.

Good night!.


Manners and Magic words.

Emergency! Emergency! 911.

What if?


Yes or no.

I say "No!"

Don′t Touch!

Picture sequence.

When I was a baby.

Baby, look at me now!

Now I can pop–up.

Does the shoe fit?.

Yesterday today and tomorrow.


Super heroes.

If I could change the world.

I wish I were.

Dream jar.

Flying high goals.

Puppet people.

All dressed up.

Time capsule.

Blast off to the future.


Positive partnerships.

Constructive communication.

Learning bags.

Count–at–home book.

I can read!.

Tag–along Teddy.

Bag a book.

Homework task cards.

"School Is Fun" Book.

Who is my teacher?.

Art portfolio.

Parent resource library.


Featured family.

Box of love.

My good book.

I can! I can!

Helper pouch.

Sweet dreams.

Family trees.

Coat of arms.

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Jean R. Feldman has been active in the field of early childhood education for over 25 years. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, and elementary grades and currently teaches in the Early Childhood Department of DeKalb Technical Institute (Georgia). Dr. Feldman is also the author of A Survival Guide for the Preschool Teacher (1991), Complete Handwork of Indoor & Outdoor Games and Activities for Young Children (1994), and Science Surprises (1995), all published by the Center for Applied Research in Education.
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