Teach students the importance of self-care by playing a fun game of Self-Care Bingo. Included in this game are 7 different blank bingo boards and 60 self-care picture cards that students will glue onto their bingo boards. Students can then take their bingo board home to practice the strategies. (optional)-students who complete their bingo board or practice 5 in a row, can return their bingo board for a prize.
•Print a bingo board for each student
•Print a copy of the bingo squares to be used as the calling cards. Cut them out and place them in a bowl (print onto cardstock and laminate for durability for longer use)
•Give each student a bingo board and copy of the bingo squares.
•Have students cut out 24 bingo squares to glue on their bingo board
•Adult will draw bingo squares from the bowl and if students have that example of self-care on their card, they will cover it up with a bingo marker (can use coins, beans, etc.)
•First person to get 5 in a row will call out BINGO!
Following the game, lead students in a discussion by asking these questions:
1)What is self-care? Self-care are activities that someone does deliberately to improve their emotional, mental, and physical health.
2)Why is it important? Self-care has proven to lead to greater happiness, improved moods, and decreased stress and anxiety.
3)What are some ways that you are practicing self-care? (have students provide examples from their bingo board or they can come up with other examples)
4)What are some examples of self-care that you would like to start practicing more often? (encourage students to set a monthly goal)