A Julie Moment: guided imagery with 8 year olds

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This is a version of guided imagery for kids. After tracing kids' outlines, ask questions:

  • "What's your favorite food?" - have them draw their answer on their stomach.
  • "What's your favorite thing to do when you're alone?" - have them draw their answer on their hands.
  • "What do you run away from (what are you most afraid of?)" - have them draw their answer on their feet.
  • "What's your favorite dream?" - have them draw their answer on their head. 
  • "Who can you lean on for help?" - have them draw their answer on their shoulders.
  • "Where do you get your strength?" - have them draw their answer on their legs or arms.
  • "Who is your best friend?" - have them draw their answer on their heart.

I did this for a girl scout activity. One mom came to pick her daughter up and looked at the outline. She started tearing up and said, "I had no idea."