Looking Inward, Projecting Outward

Looking Inward, Projecting Outward


  • 12 X 18 Construction paper (8 x 12 if not available)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Picture handout included



steps 1 & 2 may need to be pre-done depending on the size of your group and their age.)


  1. Cut out shield.
  2. Across the top, have the student write his/her name
  3. Using the picture handout talk about different things they like and are good at doing (talents).
  4. Color the pictures that fit their likes and talents.
  5. Cut them out and glue them to the shield.
  6. At the end, ask the children to describe what their shield represents.


Optional : To encourage movement, have a parade around the room or school
proudly holding their shields in front of them, displaying their likes and talents.


Download this activity here.


Grade Range: PreK-2nd grade


Time: 35 Minutes


Synopsis: Self-esteem gives you the courage to try new things and the power to believe in yourself. It lets you respect yourself even when you make mistakes. Practice positive self-esteem with this creative and visual activity.