“And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:17
Today I made up some scenarios for the kids to discuss. They took turns telling me what they should do in the following situations:
1. Your mom has said no more candy today, but you are at a friend’s house, and they are offering you candy. What do you do?
2. You are at school and a group of kids are teasing someone about the way she is dressed. What do you do?
3. Your sister is playing with one of your dolls, but you want it. What do you do?
4.You see something in your house that you have never seen before. You think your dad brought it home from work. It interests you, and you want to play with it. What do you do?
5. You are at a birthday party and the birthday girl won’t let you play with her new toys. You really want to play with them. What do you do?
Next, I had them put a smiley face on the white plate and a sad face on the red plate. I read the situations below and had them hold up the smiley face if the child did the right thing and the sad face if they did the wrong thing.
1. Sally is at the grocery store. She really wants candy, so she takes it off the rack and puts it into the shopping cart.
2. Kevin is upstairs alone. He sees that the scissors and glue were left out. He decides he wants to make his own project, so he gets out some paper and starts to work.
3. Rebecca is at the park. She sees that another kid is alone and seems sad. She goes up the girl and asks if she is OK. She then asks if the girl wants to play with her.
4. Josh is at school. He sees that the back gate out of the playground was left open. He decides to go out into that area and explore.
5. Tim sees his mom is busy on the phone, and he really wants to go outside to throw rocks in the lake near by. He doesn’t want to interrupt, so he heads out the back door to go have fun.
6. Kennedy is in a store and finds some money on the ground, she decides that she can keep it and puts it in her pocket.
7. There is a mess in the living room that Molly did not make. She decides that it would be helpful to pick it up, so she does.
8. Chris is busy working on a project. It is a surprise for his mom, and he really wants to get it done. Dad calls Chris and asks him to come downstairs. Chris walks downstairs and says, “Dad, can I finish my project first? It’s a present for mom.” Dad says, “No, we have to go now. You’ll have to finish it later.” Chris gets his shoes on and gets ready to leave.
9. Melissa is eating a Z Bar. She is walking and there’s no garbage can around. She throws it on the ground and continues walking.
10. John sees all his friends are going to try and climb a fence to get into someone’s yard. They want to get some of the apples from the apple tree. He decides he shouldn’t go with them.