My co-teacher and I found this neat activity about being kind at Creating Readers and Writers. To start, my co-teacher and I acted out a little skit where we were not being very kind to one another. All the kids were saying we needed to say kind words to each other and quit being mean. After our acting, we discussed with the kids that sometimes we say things that we don't mean and it hurts someone else.
The kids were broken up into teams and they started the activity by emptying their tube of toothpaste onto the paper plate. We talked about how these were all the words that had come out of our mouths. Then we gave them the directions to take the spoon and work together to put all the toothpaste back into the tube. They worked hard and tried hard. Some wanted to use their fingers while others even said, "we could eat it." Which we quickly responded that we would not be eating the toothpaste. LOL! At the end, no team could put all the toothpaste back into the tube.
We ended the activity with the discussion that once something comes out of our mouth, we can't take it back. There can always be apologies said to try and make things better, but we can't take it all back. The kids had fun with this and we loved the lesson behind it. Check them out:
Have a great week!