Introduce the word 'compliment' and mention how nice it can be to receive one from another person.
Ask the class to think of examples of good qualities that could be complimented. Try to get lots of examples so that no-one is left stuck for ideas in the main activity.
Examples could include:
- A nice smile
- Helpful, enthusiastic
- Polite, funny
- Looks after others when they're upset
- Good listener
- Helps younger children
Give every student a blank piece of paper and get them to write their name in large letters at the bottom.
Each student then passes their piece of paper to the person on their right.
At the top, each student writes an anonymous compliment for the person whose name is written at the bottom.
They should then fold over the top of the sheet to cover up the compliment before passing the sheet on.
When every student has written on everybody else's sheet they are passed back to the children whose names are written on the bottom.
Each then reads out a few of the compliments that have been written about them.
Discuss the following:
What does it feel like to receive compliments?
How would you feel if you were never praised?
Why is it important to praise people?
Recap on the main skills that the students have been using.
Should everyone be valued?
Did the activity make you think of something good about someone that you hadn't thought of before?
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