Positive Trading Cards:
The purpose of this activity is to increase positive thinking among students.
A deck of playing cards (I bought mine at Dollar Tree)
Various Art Supplies:
Scrapbook paper, paints, old magazines, scissors, glue, sparkles (whatever you can find!)
I told the girls we would be making positive trading cards. The only guideline was that they needed to create something positive on the cards, it could be a positive quality or something that inspires them. I asked them to make cards for themselves and at least one to give to another person.
I gave the girls a few playing cards and told them they could make them over however they would like. I found that using glue sticks and scrap book paper did work best. The painting was a little challenging with the texture of the cards.
One thing I loved about this activity was the time we spent talking while they were creating their cards. It was an open, informal dialogue and I got to know a lot about the girls. We turned on music, talked and had fun creating pretty things.
This lasted 2 group sessions. I asked the girls to present their cards at the end of the last session.
This activity was inspired by something I found on Pinterest, here is the link!