Some back to school getting to know you board games. Ask us for a dice and counters! BacktoSchoolActivitiesGettingtoKnowYouFirstDayofSchoolActivities
A nice intro activity to do with your mentee to get to know each other. Print this document and cut it in half, each fill one out and then talk about your answers.
Here’s an alternative advent calendar you could share with your mentee: agree to do the tasks together and talk about what you did in your sessions.
These resources may be useful when trying to discuss perceptions of body image with the girls, although feel free to use them with women as well. An honest discussion about body image is important for understanding where these self-critical ideas emanate from and can help us, as mentors, to deconstruct their influence over young women and girls. Emphasising the unrealistic depictions of women within the media is also important as it encourages young girls to recognise unrealistic standards of beauty when they are being promoted. Lastly, conducting these discussions in a group context may be helpful because it allows us to expose how universal these negative self-criticisms are.
Some fantastic printable worksheets from https://www.christiezimmer.com that would make a great opener or closer for your session. See the website for more!
There are lots of fantastic ideas for openers for sessions, activities and games with a focus on wellbeing – use these to start or end your sessions: http://www.brighterfutureslondon.co.uk/wellbeingtoolkit/warm-up-activities/
These are some resources produced by Olive from Baytree and the Wonder Foundation on the subject of mentoring skills. Some of the content will be included in mentor training, but these guides go into more depth. They will be HUGELY useful to you, so browse them if you haven’t already. 🙂 Managing a Mentoring Relationship.compressedMentoring-Skills-for-Youth-WorkersMentoring-that-empowers