A boost of confidence can come from you! Work together to create your child’s “I Can” flower.
- Invite kids to draw their face at the center of the flower.
- Encourage kids to choose a petal, do what it says, then color it in.
- Help kids say the Muppet’s “mantras” (“I can calm myself down.” “I can give myself a hug!” and so on) out loud, taking a few deep belly breaths before each statement.
- Along the stalk, write a few words that describe things the child can do (draw, be kind, ask for help, jump, and so on). When you’re both finished, hang up the flower in a place you can see it often!