What is the theory behind this A Resilience Fortune Teller Worksheet?
It is an unfortunate reality that experiencing hurt and hardship is an inevitable part of life for children and adults alike. This is why it is essential to build resilience which is an important skill that can equip children with the ability to face challenges and thrive in all circumstances. It can help them adapt and cope in distressing and difficult situations in all aspects of their lives.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet is based on an activity that guides children through a process of making ‘fortune-tellers’ from paper. They have to write statements in it that reflect what they can do or say to themselves to become more resilient. It will help them learn about resilience through a fun, hands-on activity.
How to use the worksheet?
This worksheet can be used in individual and group sessions with children ages 7 and above as part of mental health skills building programs.
Use this activity after a thorough discussion on resilience. Discuss and encourage children to write down eight statements that reflect their resilience factors. Then move on to guiding them through the fortune teller making process.
A Resilience Fortune Teller Worksheet
- Things I can say to myself to become more resilient: (Think about what you have in terms of resources and social support, what you can do based on your skillset and your attitudes beliefs and strengths)
- Use the instructions given below to make your own fortune teller!. Write down your resilient statements. Use it in hard times to remind yourself how capable you are!
Grotberg, E. (1995). A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children: Strengthening the Human Spirit. Early Childhood Development: Practice and Reflections, v. 8. The Hague-NO: Bernard Van Leer Foundation.
You can download this worksheet here.