We want our kids to understand and acknowledge their own fears. We want our kids to stand up to bullies. We want our kids to grow up making meaningful change in the world. We want our kids to be able to look inside themselves, understand what they want, and be courageous.
We hope this month’s Mini POP-UP Box encourages you and the kids in your life to the right thing– the courageous thing– in your world.
• Will it break an important rule or is it against the law?
• Will it hurt someone?
• Does it feel right for you?
5. Based on the answer to the Three Courage Questions, choose the best option (or two!) that is both courageous and right.
Each month we will be featuring the story of a past POP-Up Festival host. Meet Chrissie Brunton, a superstar POP-UP Festival host from last year who held POP-UP Festivals at a refugee camp in Greece.
Where did you hold your POP-UP Festivals? Two different places within Nea Kavala refugee camp in Northern Greece. We first ran two sessions in the Women’s Space. The following Saturday, we used the same women to help us facilitate a session in our Community Centre for children, and help translate the new emotions vocabulary into the various languages spoken by the children. Later we ran another workshop, and incorporated the festival into the children’s English lesson.
How many children attended your POP-UP Festival(s)? Twenty-two, which is almost all of the children in the camp aged five and up.
What one emotion describes your POP-UP Festival? Delighted!
Research from UCLA finds that participants who named their emotion (“terrified” or “scared”) when coming face to face with a tarantula show less bodily expressions of fear than those who did not name their emotion. Naming your emotions is courageous– and effective!
Kitchen Table Question:
“How does doing something courageous or scary make you feel?”