Our personality is our emotional qualities and ways of behaving that makes us different from somebody else. It is something that develops as we grow older. For kids, it’s important to be aware of, and think of, the person they are. In some situations they might be very shy and quite for some reason, whereas in other situations that person seems very far away. This week’s “1 minute Peppy Talks” will help your child practice self-awareness and noticing different behaviors.
Exercise: Print five pictures of the Peppy Pals characters and explain their different personalities to your child. Lay the characters on a floor or table for everyone to see. Have the kids walk to each character depending on who they feel like in different type of situation. Example; “Whenever I’m in argument, I feel like … (Sammy, Gabby, Kelly, Reggy or Izzy)”. “Whenever I talk to my mom, I feel like…”, “Whenever I meet a new person, I feel like…”
Ask: Did you feel the same or different depending on the situation?
- Why did you feel the same/different?
- Why do we feel differently than our family or friends when it’s the same situation?
- Would you like to change how you feel in some situations? How can you do that?
Purpose: To practice self-awareness and differences in personalities
Want to experience more? You can also use other animals and examples, for instance; light as a butterfly, big like an elephant or angry as a bee and talk about different scenarios that make you feel that way.