This morning before school I pulled out all the blocks we had. The big red cardboard ones. The colorful foam blocks. And the traditional wooden cubes. I had the kids build as many towers as they could and make them as tall as they could. Invariably, they’d get a decent tower going and then with one additional block, the whole tower would fall!
Then we took our biggest blocks and one by one added a block to the tower. And with each block, we said something kind or helpful about someone else. With a 3 and 6 year old it turned into a “Thank you for playing with me” kind of things. But I got to model some good affirmations like, “Lydia you are always quick to finish the dishes.” and “Asa, I like the way you love your sister!”
If I had older kids, I would have had them write kind words or affirmations on each block and then build up towers for each sibling. It would be a fun activity to do over the course of a day or week. How cool to see compliments and kind words building a tower of love for each other?
Or hey–just print it and mod podge it to something! Or duct tape it! Whatever works for you!
Hope you enjoyed SUPER SPEECH! Next week we’ll begin FANTASTIC LIFE (or conduct, I know you’re looking forward to that!).