This game is potentially life changing. It works best for groups that know each other reasonably well.
Sit in a circle and give everyone a piece of paper and pen. Each person should write their name at the top of the piece of paper, then pass it to the person on their left. Each person then writes one or two (or more) positive characteristics about the person whose name is at the top of the paper.
After 30-60 seconds, everyone passes the pieces of paper around to their left again. This continues until everyone has written on everyone else’s paper.
Done well, this is an incredibly affirming game and can be an activity people remember for years to come.
Potential variation: Use a large piece of cardboard per person (rather than a sheet of paper) – this way people can stick the cardboard in their room as a constant reminder of how they are loved!
Paper and pens