A fun and easy activity that encourages Social and Emotional Learning with children, teens, and young adults is journal writing. The Hope Journal Bookmark Activity can be done in a group format or one-on-one. Journal writing has been found to stimulate mindfulness, self-awareness, reduce stress and can be a helpful coping mechanism as it allows individuals to work through their thoughts and emotions.
The journal activity tip sheet is a pdf document that describes a fun and easy activity for youth that encourages the development of self-awareness and self-expression through journal writing. The bookmark (sized 8.5 x 3.5) is provided as a bilingual print-ready pdf that can be shared electronically.