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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]joym
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 10:47:18 -0500
Ester~ Here's one I've used in therapy settings, but no reason why you
couldn't use it in a classroom: Use shoe boxes for each child & cover with
any plain paper, inside & out. Supply fine & wide tip markers, collage
materials from an assortment of magazines (the pictures in ladies magazines
are often stereotypic so I use a variety of others that have interesting
people, places, things, animals AND typeface/words in different sizes) &
glue. The box is intended to be a reflection of the child. On the OUTSIDE
of the box they put images, words, drawings that reflect how they show
themselves to others - what they like, hobbies, personality, interests,
family - the "self" they show to the world. INSIDE the box they show how
they are/how they feel inside - those things that are deeper feelings,
interests, secrets not always shared with others. The process is completed
by each child sharing whatever they are comfortable with - something about
what their box says about who they are. This exercise works well with most
any age, even adults and will often provide alot of information about the
artist. Sometimes the content of the outside & the inside of the box are
congruent, sometimes not.
Maybe reply: R.E.William Loring: "Re: id:ubc"