The first of the self esteem worksheets for kids that I want to share with you is the Positive Words That Describe Me (PWTDM) worksheet.
I originally designed this worksheet to be used with the self esteem word search activity for kids. You can learn more about this activity using this link.
Whether you are a parent or a teacher, you can use this worksheet with your kids to get them to start identifying their personal qualities.
Very often, kids develop low self esteem because of the negative experiences they've had or as a result of negative things that have been said to them. Kids with low self esteem sometimes believe that there's nothing good about them. They might have been told by people in their lives that they are good for nothing, or stupid or lazy. Such kids start to believe these negative things about themselves, which leads to them being unhappy, not having a lot of confidence and generally feeling like there is no good in them.
When you first try this exercise with kids, you might discover that some of them have a hard time coming up with positive words to describe themselves because those qualities have never been highlighted to them. You might have to help them identify some of the qualities they have.
What's great about this worksheet is that kids are steered to see the good in themselves, they are steered towards identifying their strengths, their abilities, and qualities. For some of them, it might be the first time they’ve associated something positive with who they are, and this can become the foundation for building their confidence and self esteem.
Give each child a PWTDM self esteem worksheet, and instruct them to write down as many positive words as possible that describe them. These can be words like: smart, funny, good listener, caring, strong, brave, responsible etc
Another way of using it is, paring the kids up with a friend and get them to list the qualities they see in their friend. Afterwards they can read these words back to each other and discuss how hearing those positive things about themselves made them feel.
You could then give them a large piece of paper, get them to write their name in the middle and then find images that reflect those words and create a collage from those images. This is something they can take home and stick on the wall in their room as a reminder of their qualities.
Click here to download the Positive Words That Describe Me Worksheet. (right click the link and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As" to download)
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