Courtesy

Learn the knock-knock joke about interrupting and discover why “garbage talk” stinks. Check out these ideas and more for memorable lessons that help kids speak respectfully – even to siblings!

The activities in this lesson are designed to help kids:

  • respond with kindness and gentleness
  • show greater sensitivity to the feelings of others
  • focus on encouraging others
  • listen without interrupting.

In addition, this lesson helps address sarcasm, gossiping, bossiness, bragging, teasing, yelling and inattentiveness.

Recommended resources

The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule
by Stan, Jan and Michael Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2008. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game
by Jan and Michael Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2009. Ages 4-7.

Otter B Taking Turns
by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady. Tyndale, 2019. Ages 4-7.

Win or Lose, I Love You
by Lysa TerKeurst. Thomas Nelson, 2015. Ages 4-7.

Words to Love By
by Rick Warren. Zonderkidz, 2018. Ages 4-7.

Adventures in Odyssey #20: A Journey of Choices (CD)
Tyndale, 1994. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #2: Humility (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #7: Honesty (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8 and up.