It’s cool to be kind

Drama / Role play

Role play various scenarios where others may say unkind things, and practice gracious responses.

Goal: Practice “blessing those who curse you.”

Challenge your children to be kind instead of paying back wrong for wrong, and encourage them to bless those who curse them (1 Thessalonians 5:15, Luke 6:28). Talk to them about what to do when others are unkind to them. Help them plan a response ahead of time. You can further add to their learning by doing some role-playing.

Here are some examples you can use:

  • Someone takes the toy you are playing with. Instead of grabbing it back forcefully, have your children try saying, “I was playing with that. Can I have it back please?” to solve the problem.
  • A friend says, “Where did you get that dress” (implying that the dress is not very nice). Although it might be tempting for your child to tell her that she doesn’t like her clothes either, have your child review a different response, such as “I’m sorry you don’t like my dress; I really like the colour of your outfit.”
Relevant Scripture

1 Thessalonians 5:15 “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.”

Luke 6:28 …bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”