with water and a stone for each student.
I had my students sit in circle around the pail. I called up each student one at a time. They said something nice they had done and
dropped in the stone. I had them watch
closely as their stone made small ripples in the water. After each student had thrown in their stone
I led a guided lesson on how our words are like the ripples in the
around you. If you say a hurtful word to
Johnny like ugly…Johnny will feel hurt and spread unkind words to others
around him…just like a ripple.
However, if you say kind words to Suzie like you are pretty…that will
spread and Suzie will say kind words to others…just like ripples in the
I found this original idea on Pinterest. I wanted the kids to practice the four part apology so I made these scenario cards for us to practice. You can download and the four part apology poster below and HERE!