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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Draw how you see yourself, then how you think others see you. Are they different?

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Resource Info

We all know the story of the mirror on the wall that shows the fairest of them all, but in this activity, we're challenging your child to think about how they see themselves versus how others see them.

Directions: Ask your child to draw themselves in the first mirror, then have them ask someone they love to describe them and draw themselves again in the mirror on the right. Has the image changed? Can they discuss what they have learned?

More about this resource:

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall is a confidence-boosting activity with a fairytale twist! Designed for children aged 5-11, this engaging resource encourages self-reflection and challenges how children perceive themselves compared to how they think others see them.

In this activity, children are invited to draw two self-portraits: one representing how they see themselves and another illustrating how they believe others perceive them. The goal is to explore any differences or similarities between these two perceptions and encourage self-reflection and self-awareness.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall is a confidence-boosting activity that aims to enhance children's self-esteem and challenge any negative self-perceptions they may have. By comparing their self-perception with their assumptions about how others see them, children can gain insight into their self-image and potentially challenge any misconceptions or negative beliefs.

The fairytale theme adds an element of enchantment and familiarity to the activity, capturing children's imagination and making the experience more enjoyable. By relating the activity to the world of fairytales, it helps children connect with the concept of self-perception in a relatable and engaging way.

Summary benefits:

By engaging in this activity, children can challenge any negative self-perceptions, recognise their unique qualities and strengths, and develop a more positive and confident self-image. It fosters self-reflection, encourages open dialogue, and empowers children to embrace their individuality and value their own opinions over external judgments.

Through this activity, children can gain self-awareness, embrace their uniqueness, and develop a more positive and confident self-image.