Activity for Chrysanthemum. Every time someone says something mean to her, kids crumple up a smooth heart. Try to smooth it out at the end when they say nice things. Message: hard to smooth a wrinkled heart.
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.