Visit a petting zoo, play dress-up, melt chocolate and more! Here are loads of fun ideas that teach gentleness.

Sprinkle some of these activities throughout your week to help your kids:

  • understand what gentleness looks like in action
  • speak to others with sensitivity, tolerance and compassion
  • play with others carefully, without causing harm
  • treat belongings with respect.

This lesson also helps address (albeit indirectly) a critical or sarcastic attitude, and biting.

Recommended resources

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

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #3: Compassion (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #11: Respect (CD)
Tyndale, 2006. Ages 8 and up.

Auto B Good: Fruits of the Spirit (DVD)
Rising Star Studios, 2011. Ages 2-6.