Free being me gallery

Duration:

10 minutes

Estimated Cost:

Low

Focus

The girls will understand that there is more to beauty and a person’s than their physical appearance.

Instructions

1.

Explain to the group that they are going to spend five minutes creating a picture of themselves doing something they love. The picture should show them doing something they love using their bodies, such as their favourite game or sport, making things, hugging their friends, etc. 

2.

When they have created their drawings, help them to write a positive message on the picture, showing what they are doing and what is special about their body because it enables them to do something. Some examples could be: 

  • I am riding my bike. I love how strong my legs are because I can ride my bike really fast. 
  • I am playing with my sister. I love my arms because they let me hug her, showing that I’m a kind person. 

3.

Ask each child to show their picture to the group and read the positive message they’ve written about their bodies out loud. Pin the pictures up in the meeting place with a title like ‘Amazing Me’. 

4.

Thank everyone for sharing their pictures and organize the group into pairs. Tell the girls that the fact that there are so many amazing things that our bodies let us do and that there can’t be just one way everyone should look is a great message to share with other people, so they can feel more confident to be themselves.  

5.

Then, ask them to practice how they could tell people that by turning to their partner and telling them that there isn’t just one way to be beautiful, and what’s inside matters most. 

6.

Leave the artwork up for the rest of the session.  

 

Resources

Drawing materials and paper

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