Play the game of Sardines together. Discussion point: How bad it feels to be left out or unwelcome.
Play the game of Sardines together.
Discussion point: How bad it feels to be left out or unwelcome.
Play the Sardines version of Hide and Seek. After one person hides, all the others search for them. When a seeker finds the hidden person, they quietly join them in their hiding place. Continue until everyone finds the hiding place and joins in the huddle.
After the game, talk about how good it feels to be included. Ask your children how they would have felt if those in the huddle had told them to go away instead of joining the huddle. End by praying that God would help them be children who readily include others in play.
Note: Younger children may need to be paired with an adult to play this game.