Kick-off craft

In this activity, it’s okay to stick out your tongue! You’ll make a poster that tracks just how “sweet” your tongue is.

Honeycomb poster

  • Proverbs 16:24 says, “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” To begin your poster, write this verse on a large sheet of paper. Use felt markers or stickers to decorate your poster with honeybees and a honeycomb design.
  • Glue a paper “tongue” along the bottom of the poster for each member of the family.
  • Draw or glue a picture of each family member above his or her “tongue.”

During the course of each day, listen for examples of your children speaking “pleasant words.” When pleasant words are spoken, place a check mark on the corresponding tongue. Let your children know that they can record your “score” as well. Allow each member of the family to exchange their check marks for sweet treats such as scoops of ice cream, honey on a spoon, candy or dried fruit snacks.

Other ideas

If you prefer not to use food as a reward, add stickers to the chart instead.