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These activities will help youth build a positive view of themselves and recognize their strengths while thinking about media. They can be done alone or with friends over a video chat such as Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

Mindfulness Activity

Trivia question: What word looks the same backwards and upside down?

Mindfulness Activity:

  • Find your pulse on your neck or your wrist.
  • Count how many times your heart beats in 15 seconds. (You can get help from a parent or use a timer)
  • Now breathe fast 10 times.
  • Take your pulse again.
  • Which time was higher?
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Home Photos Scavenger Hunt

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Supplies:

  • camera (can be your cellphone camera)

Help your child find the things on the list and use a camera to take awesome photos of the object(s). Remind them to respect other people’s things when taking photos.

List:

  • Something yellow
  • A key
  • A piece of red string
  • A crayon
  • A shoebox
  • A wheel
  • Something fluffy
  • Something smaller than a penny
  • A battery
  • Something that floats
  • Something tasty
  • A paperclip
  • An adult’s signature
  • A superhero
  • Something that bounces
  • A puzzle piece
  • A tissue
  • Something sparkly
  • Something that stretches
  • Something you can use to measure
  • Something that makes you happy

Share tips with your child as you go along:

  • Use a plain background
  • Move in close
  • Move it from the middle
  • Focus on one thing
  • Watch the light
  • Try taking some vertical pictures

Home Magazine

Supplies:

  • blank paper
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors
  • magazines or newspapers
  • glue
  • coloured pencils
  • markers
  • crayons

In this activity, your child will create a magazine – a homemade publication that can be about anything. It’s about self-expression and creativity. The idea is to create images and have fun with text, fonts and decorations.

If you’re stuck, some topic ideas are:

  • My favourite jokes
  • Our weekly family schedule
  • Things I love about staying at home
  • My favourite sport
  • How to help others
  • My favourite band or movie

To make your magazine:

  • Fold two sheets of paper in half and place one inside the other. Now you have eight pages to decorate (front and back).
  • Fill in your blank booklet and turn it into a fun and creative magazine.

Family Portraits

Supplies:

  • camera
  • paper
  • crayons
  • markers

A portrait is an artistic likeness of a person, where the face and its expressions are the main features. In a portrait, the goal is to capture the core nature or most important qualities of a person or thing.

Have your child make family portraits, one for each family member. The portrait can be a photo, a painting or a craft. Tell your child to be creative and think outside the box.

Review Questions

Ask your child:

  • How does it feel to discover new things in your home?
  • Do you think the news is important? Why or why not?
  • What is one thing you did today that you want to try again?

Trivia Answer

Answer: SWIMS.

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