Despite our best efforts, disappointment sometimes gets the best of us. For students, it's normal to feel discouraged by a mistake on a test or a difficult assignment. During times like this, it will help your child to have a small reminder that he or she a unique, talented individual regardless of the occasional mishaps he or she faces.
If your child needs an encouraging reminder, consider making Positive Fridge Magnets for kids. These are personalized refrigerator magnets that display the qualities that friends and relatives see in your child. For example, one magnet might say "Brave" while another might say "Considerate." Once the magnets are decorated, you can hang them proudly on the fridge.
Check out the craft magnets activity by clicking on the graphic below. At the bottom, take a look at our tips for making other kindness magnets for kids.
Acrostic Name Poems
The graphic above explains how your child can modify the Positive Fridge Magnets craft to create an Acrostic Name Poem. For more information, take a look at a teacher's explanation of acrostics and other poems.
This activity explores the abilities your child wants to develop rather than the ones he or she already has. Start by following the directions in the graphic to make another magnet. On this magnet, write, "Today I will be…"
Next, take another look at the list of positive words included in the graphic. Have your child write down a ...