7 Calming Activities to Build Self Confidence

These 7 calming activities to build self confidence in kids are fun and easy to implement into your daily routine. Building self confidence also helps to grow self esteem and help our kids develop a positive view of themselves and their abilities.

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What is Self Confidence

Self confidence is having the self belief and positive feelings about your abilities, feeling positive that you have the strengths and skills to achieve your goals. It is important for children to have a sense of self-confidence and positive view of themselves as it helps them to build self esteem, feel secure and feel capable. There are many ways for children to build their self-confidence, such as positive reinforcement, role modelling, and teaching problem-solving skills. It is important for adults to provide support and guidance in helping children to develop their self-confidence.

How are Self Confidence and Self Esteem Linked

Self-confidence and self-esteem are closely linked because they both are related to how we view ourselves. Self-confidence is our belief in our ability to do something, while self-esteem is our opinion of ourselves. When we feel confident in our abilities, it can lead to improved self-esteem and vice versa. When our self-esteem is low, we can lack confidence in our abilities, leading to a negative cycle. It is important to remember that self-confidence and self-esteem can be improved with practice, and that our kids have the potential to become more confident and build a positive outlook on life.

Calming Activities for Build Self Confidence in Kids

There are a variety of self confidence building activities for kids that can be calming and beneficial. Here are 7 suggests to help you on your journey with building your child’s self confidence:

1} Three Things

One activity is to have your child write down or talk about three things they are proud of or thankful for. This can help them identify their strengths and appreciate the positive things they have accomplished.

We always do this one before bed and use soft toys to make it fun!

2} Take a Superhero Breath

Another activity is to practice deep breathing. Have your child take deep breaths in and out. This can help them focus and relax.

Try Superhero Breaths: Put your hands on your hips, chest out, breathe in slowly and out slowly. Imagining that you are a confident superhero. Try our fun printable here!

18 Playful Breathing Activities for Kids

3} Create A Vision Board or Write a Bucket List

Ask your child to create a vision board or write a bucket list of what they want to achieve in life. This is a great way to help them set achievable goals and remind them of their dreams.

4} Make a Celebration Jar

Celebrate successes: Celebrating successes, no matter how small, can help boost self-confidence. Celebrate your child’s achievements, no matter how small.

Make a celebration jar, get a small jar and every time your child achieves something add it to the jar. Every so often empty it out and celebrate their achievements!

DIY Celebration Jar Craft Build Self Confidence in Kids

5} Get Creative

Creativity is a great way to build confidence in children. Ask your child to write a short story, make a collage, or draw a picture. This can help them express themselves and have confidence in their own ideas.

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6} Try Something New

Trying new things can be intimidating, but it can also help build self-confidence. Have your child try a new activity or hobby. Even something like ordering their own drink in a café or trying a new food are little things that can boost self confidence.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” 

Eleanor Roosevelt

7} Practice Positive Affirmations.

Have your child write down positive statements about themselves and read them out loud each day. This can help them build a positive self-image and become more confident in themselves.

Try the Snoop Dogg Affirmation Song with a {Free Printable Affirmation List}

I hope you find some of these activities and ideas useful. All children are different, so it’s good to explore with them and see what works. Take care Emma x

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