ACTIVITy 4: create a handprint of 'me'
The aim of this activity is to talk
with your child about the unique
strengths and skills you each have.
These positive features can
be physical (e.g., curly hair, blue
eyes) but the aim is to emphasise
that how your child looks is only
one part of who they are.
Also include non-physical features
(e.g., "great sharer") so that your
child learns that there is more to
him/her than how they look.
• Make a handprint. Use paint, crayons, pencils, or textas to trace around your hands. Alternatively, you could colour in the
• Aim to choose some qualities that can demonstrate how you are different to others and being so is OK.
• With your child, come up with positive features about him/herself and write them on each finger of their hand outline, while
also adding positive features about yourself to your hand outline.
• Encourage your child to think of their own strengths and qualities (rather than just using your suggestions).
• If possible, get everyone in the family (e.g., mum, dad, siblings, grandparents) to create a handprint.
Adapted from: http://www.naafaonline.com