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Positivity Tree

Explore the importance of checking in on yourself, others and supporting one another to ensure you’re ready for great Scouting adventures!

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Plan

  • What materials do you need for this activity?
  • Where can you find a Positivity Tree template?
  • How can you stay positive and safe during this activity?
  • What are your favourite parts about yourself?

Do

  • Take a deep breath and check in on how you’re feeling today. Try drawing a 'Positivity Tree' to build your self-esteem and confidence.
  • Work in small teams, with each team drawing their tree outline on a large piece of chart paper.
  • Every person can write down their own ideas, or you can have one person write down ideas that are being shared by all members of the team.
  • Begin with the roots by thinking about all of the things that you love about yourself.
  • Next, for the trunk, write uplifting and positive messages about others that would make them feel happy and smile.
  • Finally, write acts of kindness or positive actions that you have done or want to do to support others as each unique leaf.

Review

  • What did you discover about yourself that you didn’t know before?
  • What was your favourite part of the activity?
  • How did the activity make you feel?
  • How can you help to make sure your peers are doing okay?

Keep it Simple

Only create the tree’s branches and make it a ‘positivity’ challenge. Challenge others to do positive actions and share over social media to pass it along. Branch out and help others and make it a unique branch with leaves explaining your positive actions and ways to be kind to ourselves and others. #RootedInPositivity

Take it Further

Use the tree analogy but focus less on the crafting and more on the actions. Make it a virtual challenge to share your positive actions. You can make videos, drawings, writing, acting, etc. about how you are kind to yourself and others, and pass on the challenge to the next person.  How far can positivity travel?