I Cans!- Collecting Your Strengths
Learning your strengths and weaknesses is a vital part of development, but too often we get bogged down in the things that we cannot do. We are aiming to build a strong since of self-esteem in our mentees, so today we're focusing on the "I Can!" moments.
What You Need:
A plain, small can, jar, or container- These can be found at most dollar stores and craft stores
Markers, Colored Pencils, or Crayons for decorating
Strips of plain white paper
A pencil or pen
Before you see your mentee, write or label the words "I Can" onto the container you are using for this activity. On the strips of paper, ask your mentee to list different things he or she can do well. For example "I can help my mom cook dinner!", "I can help my little brother with math homework!", or "I can tap dance!" Have them write at least five things to start, and every time you see your mentee add another one. When you all are done, let your mentee decorate their can however they would like while you converse about the significance of those five "I Can"s. This is the perfect activity to bring your mentee a little pick-me-up when they feel down on themselves, and offers a keepsake to remember your time together.
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