Goals

  • To be able to name four resources available to support your mental wellness
  • To understand that those resources are willing and happy to help

Instructions

Introduce the activity by talking about how different people offer different resources to our lives. For example, your mom may be the best person to talk to when you’re down, but your best friend may be the person who you want to meet up with when you want to have a good laugh. It is important to recognize who can help you in different situations.

  • Divide students into groups of 4-5 and pass out the Mood Libs Worksheet.
  • Reads the first example of Mood Libs as an example.
  • Have students fill in the worksheet in their group, filling in their own names into the Mood Libs if they would like.
  • Have students take 10-15 minutes to complete the worksheet.

Discussion

Afterwards, have one volunteer from each group can share one Mood Lib that they feel expresses a positive resource students can turn to in a scenario of need.

Goals

  • Recognize positive strengths of club members
  • Build connection and understanding among club members

Instructions

Divide up into 4-5 students. Have students take turns sitting down in front of a blank wall while other students in the group write down positive words to describe the student on post- it notes. The students will stick the post it notes on the wall behind the sitting student’s head.

Once everyone has written down and posted multiple words the group will take a picture with the provided polaroid camera of the student and the kind words. Each group should rotate through so that everyone has a chance to have words written about them. Then have the class answer questions about the experience

Discussion

  • How did it feel to receive your post-it notes?
  • What was your favorite post-it note?
  • How often do you compliment or tell others about their strengths?
  • Do you hear a lot of compliments given at school?
  • Does this activity change your attitude towards giving compliments in everyday life?