Game : Dancing Confidence
It’s time to move the furniture to make some room, and to turn that music up! Because we are going to play FREEZE DANCE! Be confident in your groovy moves and have some laughs as a family as you play this old favorite. In this game, everyone dances their best movies as the music plays. When the music stops, each player must freeze immediately and hold that position until the music begins again. If a player does not freeze immediately, they are out. Last dancer standing wins. Play this over and over until you can’t dance anymore. Create new dance moves as a family and enjoy being active together.
Outing : Rising Confidence
Head to the party store and get a dozen balloons filled with helium. Have each family member write a word that builds confidence in a person on each balloon. Head to a park and pass out the balloons to kids and make someone’s day!
Joyful, kind, helpful, spirited, tenacity, loving, smart, caring, giving, etc.
Recipe : Confidence Cookies
Let’s make cookies that remind us to have confidence! You’ll need a big bag of M&M’s for this cookie recipe. Each color of M&M’s will represent a key component to confidence, as you are making cookies together as a family talk about what each color represents and how we can live that in our lives. Then enjoy devouring these delicious cookies!
Blue: self-esteem, Red: strength, Yellow: joy, Green: kindness, Orange: positivity and Brown: giving.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups unbleached or all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
10.8 ounces (1 bag) M&M’S mini milk chocolate candies, reserve 1/4 cup
Preheat an oven to 360 degrees F. I found this temperature to be perfect for my gourmet cookies.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars, and salt. Mix on low speed for about a minute, then on medium speed for another minute. Add the eggs & vanilla extract. Mix on low until the eggs are blended in, then at medium speed for a minute and then on high speed for an additional minute. The mixture should be a pale yellow color and very fluffy. Add the first cup of flour, along with the baking powder and baking soda. Then add the remainder of the flour a cup at a time. Mix in the M&M’S® mini milk chocolate candies on low speed, reserving 1/4 cup for the tops. Using a 2-ounce cookie scooper, place dough on an un-greased baking sheets about 2” apart. Place a few M&M’S mini milk chocolate candies on the tops where needed.
Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops start to crackle and the cookies are light golden brown.
Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Craft : Blooming Confidence
We are creating confidence flowers! Using colored paper cut out one small inch to two inch circle for each person in your family, this will be the center of your flower, write name in the center of the circle and decorate as you like. Then make strips of paper that will serve as petals you will need at least 6 strips per flower, you can make your flower all one color or multiple colors. As a family come up with words that describe each member of the family and write those words on the strips of paper. Glue the ends of the strip of paper to its self, creating a loop like petal. Then glue each petal to the inner circle of that persons flower. Hang flowers on everyone’s bedroom doors or hang on the fridge as a reminder to the whole family of how beautiful and unique your family is.