Monday, June 22, 2015


From Donica


Size: 2-10
Equipment: Magazines, Scissors, Glue, Construction paper, Markers, Pencils
  • To promote increased self-esteem
  • To identify positive personality traits
Description: Introduce the group to advertisements. Talk about their purpose and the method in which ads get the message across - visually and with words. Ads promote the positive aspects of a product, the finer qualities. Ads also persuade a person into buying the product. The individual's task in this project is to come up with and advertisement persuading someone to be their friend. Individuals should depict positive aspects of themselves through pictures, words, or a combination of the two.

If an individual has a difficult time thinking of reasons someone would want to be their friend, have them think of characteristics they look for in a friend. At the end of the session have participants share advertisements with one another. Let other participants confirm the positive qualities of the presenter.


  1. I really love this idea! It makes the participants dig deep on what they value in friendship and in themselves. I think that the suggestion you make that if they can't think of anything positive about themselves to reflect on what they value in their own friendships, it makes them look on their personal relationships and see if they are getting what the need to out of their them, but it also makes them reflect on themselves in a positive way so that they see themselves in a more objective and a more worthy light.