We talked about the characters (of course), how the illustrations depict the moods of Chrysanthemum, and the ugly actions of the "mean girls". My firsties told me how they feel when people say mean things to them (and everyone had a story to tell here...but that is a good thing...self to text connection, right?) Then, the fun began. I introduced our "Green Friend" to the class. (butcher paper outline of my personal child lol)
|the girls were BEGGING the wrinkles to "go away"|
|trying to piece our "friend" back together|
To make a long (yet truly engaging) lesson short...the moral of the activity is this... An unkind word to our heart is like crumbling the paper and putting tons of wrinkles in it. We can apologize (which we ALWAYS make them do), but the wrinkles in our heart never really go away. Things will never be JUST the way they were before... Remember friends, words CAN and DO hurt... Teach your little ones to use kind words AND we should practice what we teach :) Enjoy the Journey!