Bravery does not mean fearlessness. It means having the courage to try something new or challenging and then celebrating your success. It is about stretching to do things that are outside of your comfort zone and trying to succeed. Stretching to do things that are outside of your comfort zone can increase your self-esteem.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO TRY
Here are three Try It Tuesdays ideas for you to try during Scottish Children’s Health Week.
ACTIVITY 1 | OBSTACLE COURSE
We all love superheroes. Even professional superheroes need to practise their skills to stay on top of their game. Create your own superhero training centre by setting up a DIY outdoor obstacle course. You can try your superhero skills by stepping in and out of buckets. Or lay a jump rope on the ground and then travel the length of the rope jumping from one side to the other. Or lay some hula hoops on the ground and practise your super-leaps in and out of the hoops. The possibilities are endless.
ACTIVITY 2 | LET’S ROLE PLAY
Role-playing may feel like playtime, but it is a great way to start enforcing good qualities in a gentle way. In the same way that watching role models demonstrate bravery can help channel it into your own life, practising can help too. For this Try It Tuesday why don’t you pretend
ACTIVITY 3 | STORY TIME
Story time is a fabulous way to open new worlds and explore endless opportunities. During story time we can learn new words, meet new people, and discover new ideas. It is also the perfect opportunity to ask questions and find out more about thoughts, feelings and being brave. Even the simplest of stories can help us recognise that we are not alone with our fears – others often feel the same way. For story time today choose a book that will help explain that fears are universal; but just as we fear, we can also overcome if we harness the courage within ourselves.