Building a Kindness Tree activity.
Prep: Cut out 8-10 paper hearts. Write out 8-10 scenarios on slips of paper, using the examples in the lesson manual as a guide, and place strips in a jar. Once inside the classroom, draw a leafless tree on the board, set the jar of word strips on the table, and scatter the hearts on the floor or table.
Explain: Jesus said love everyone and be kind to everyone. When we make a mistake, we can show kindness by saying sorry. Ask: "Who wants to help build a kindness tree?"
How to play: One by one, allow one of the children to draw a slip of paper. Read the strip out loud and ask the child "what should you do?" If they answer correctly ("I should say I'm sorry...") then allow the child to place one of the hearts on the Kindness Tree (with magnet or tape). Pause and allow time to discuss various scenarios with the class.
Examples from lesson: