This Wrinkled Heart activity is FANTASTIC for the beginning of the school year, or any time during the year when you need to have a quick, simple, and effective way to discuss the consequences and lasting effects of our words.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month so I thought it would be a great time to talk about kindness. Recently I posted about creating a kindness wall in my home to promote kind acts. Today’s activity helps kids think about how your words and actions impact other people. I did this activity with my own kids to help them understand the long lasting effect their words can have, even after they say sorry.
Chrysanthemum activity: Crinkle the heart every time she's teased and smooth it out when someone tries to make her feel better. Put: "Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart." on the heart with kids' names on bandaids at the end of the story.