12 Days of Self-Care and Self-Care Selfies

The days leading up to winter break can be stressful! To help students and staff cope with the stress of the season, the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) team at my school is hosting a daily self-care challenge for the 12 days leading up to winter break. Each day, students and staff can take a selfie featuring them doing the daily self-care prompt. Students and staff who submit a self-care selfie, will be entered in the daily prize drawing for that prompt.
The challenge starts on Wednesday, December 7th and continues through Thursday, December 22nd. 

I am sharing everything you need to host this challenge at your own school!

Students and staff will submit their selfies using a Google Form. I made a template of the form I am using so that you can use it too! You can access it here: TEMPLATE FOR SELF-CARE SELFIE FORM
I created a slideshow on Canva to share the daily prompt with students and staff on the closed circuit TVs. I made a version that you can use and edit to meet your needs. You can access it here: TEMPLATE LINK FOR 12 DAYS Of SELF-CARE SLIDESHOW

I made a document to share with staff, students, and families so they know the theme for each day and the selfie prompt. You can access an editable version of that document here: TEMPLATE FOR 12 DAYS OF SELF-CARE SELFIES INSTRUCTIONS.

Below are descriptions of the 12 Days of Self-Care that will be shared with students and staff. You can also find all this info in editable format... in this TEMPLATE FOR 12 DAYS OF SELF-CARE SELFIES INSTRUCTIONS document.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland 
Take a selfie going for a winter walk! 
Tutorial teachers can take their classes for a walk on the track. Staff can also walk on the track during lunch or prep. 

Don’t Be a Grinch – Show Gratitude!
Take a selfie with someone or something you are thankful for! Students can also complete a Gratitude ABC’s sheet. The Gratitude ABC’s sheet will be provided in paper form to tutorial teachers and available on a table during lunches.

Home for the Holidays
Take a selfie spending time with people you care about or doing things you enjoy. Watch a movie, bake cookies, play a board game, or just be cozy… 

Hydrate for the Holidays 
Take a selfie with your favorite water bottle! Remember to stay hydrated during the holiday season! 

Spread Some Cheer
Take a selfie spreading cheer to someone else. Students and staff can share a kind note or message on a card to give to someone else. The cards will be provided during lunches and in the library during tutorial periods. 
  •  Snowflake Cards (I printed these on AstroBrights colorful card stock to make them extra fun!)
Do You Want to Build a Snowman? 
Take a selfie having some winter fun! Students can make paper snowflakes during tutorial periods today in the library! 

Have a Merry Mindful Moment 
Take a selfie practicing mindfulness or doing something that helps you relax! Teachers and staff can show videos with calming images or sounds. 
Below are some examples: 
Read, Rudolph, Read! 
Cozy up with a good book and take a selfie! 

Settle Down for a Long Winter’s Nap 
Take a selfie resting or wearing your cozy wear for spirit week! 

Get some extra rest! Go to bed early, take a nap when you get home from school, or just be cozy! 

Let it Show, Let it Show, Let it Show! 
Take a selfie doing something kind for others! Show kindness to those around you. 
Use the links below for some examples of ways to be kind! 
Buddy the Elf, What’s Your Favorite Color? 
Take a selfie coloring for self-care! 
Draw or color during tutorial! Coloring pages will be distributed to tutorial teachers and available in the library. 

Coloring pages are also available below. 
Play Reindeer Games! 
Take a selfie playing a game with a friend! Play a game or complete a puzzle during a tutorial today!

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