Valuing Self Worth: Activity for Boosting Self Esteem in Teenagers


Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 03:43 pm

Self Esteem Activities for Teenagers: Valuing Self WorthSelf esteem activities for teenagers – Valuing Self Worth

Main aim: Getting teenagers to be aware of their own value and self worth

Name: Valuing Self Worth

Type: Self esteem activities for teenagers

Participants: Individuals. This activity may be played in a small group (around 4-5 participants) who already know each other

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Preparation: None

Materials: A deck of cards


  • If the activity is played in a group, have all participants sitting on a chair in a circle facing each other.
  • Shuffle the deck of cards and give it to a participant.
  • Ask the participant what number the card is and whether he feels that he is worth more than the number on the card (with Ace being the highest number).
  • Discuss with the participant his answer and ask for feedback from the other participants on the answer. Some questions to ask:
    • how are values determined in society?
    • what makes them value themselves?
    • what values do they place on their friends, family and peers?
    • how would they feel if they drew a card with a small number and society treated them according to the “value” on the card?
    • what are the examples they could give where society treated them as such?
    • why is society wrong?
    • what are the ways they could build their self confidence?
  • Each participant should get a turn with the cards.
  • At the end of the activity, ask the participants for feedback on the activity.


The activity challenges the participants in the following way:

  • to describe values important to them.
  • to describe their own perceptions of the values of their family, friends and peers.
  • to discover ways to build self confidence.

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