In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program
Tell the children:
What if we all had a picture on our kitchen walls to remind us to show respect and care for one another. What kind of a picture do you think might help your family remember to be respectful and caring?
Allow some suggestions. Offer the idea that some children might want to draw a picture of people in their family being kind and caring to one another. As children present their ideas, affirm all family structures and relationships that are mentioned.
Then distribute the drawing paper. Invite the children to draw a picture that they can post on their own kitchen wall to remind them and their family members to share their intangible gifts such as love, respect, kindness, invitation, and caring.
As children finish their drawings, help them write a few words to explain what the picture is about. To frame each drawing, glue it in the center of a larger sheet of colored construction paper.
If you are prompting children with ideas about what to draw, avoid language that assumes anything about children's family structures and the roles different people might play.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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