Family Activities for Core Essentials

           
 


Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. KNOW IT: Ask a kid: • How is forgiving someone like giving them a chance to start over? • Have you ever argued with someone so long that you forgot what you were arguing about? Ask a grown up: • Is it harder for you to apologize or to forgive someone? • How does it hurt us when we choose not to forgive?
SEE IT: Go to YouTube to look up the video “Rosa Learns Forgiveness”. This 2-minute video tells the story of two friends who have a bad fight that might end their friendship. After you watch the video, talk about Rosa and Ana’s story. Has that ever happened to you? Did Ana and Rosa do the right thing? Should one of them have “paid” for their actions, or did they already? BE IT: Head outside and find several rocks. Take turns having each family member fill his or her pockets with the rocks and walk around for a while. What does it feel like to carry around that weight? How is forgiveness related to carrying around those rocks? When you are done, give each person one rock to put in his or her room to remember what it felt like to not forgive





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HUMILITY is putting others first by giving up
what you think you deserve.


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Ask a kid:
• How is forgiving someone like giving them a chance to start over?
• Have you ever argued with someone so long
that you forgot what you were arguing about?

Ask a grown up:
• Is it harder for you to apologize or to forgive someone?
• How does it hurt us when we choose not to forgive?

Ask a kid:

• Would it be harder to put a sibling or your best friend first?
Why do you think so?

• How do adults in your life put your needs first?


Ask a grown up:

• Who inspires you to live out humility?
• 
What does it cost to put others first? 



SEE IT:

Search on YouTube for the scene called “Keep Swimming” in Finding Nemo.
How did the sh show humility?
What
might have happened to them
if they didn’t work together and listen to Marlin and Nemo? 




 
                                                                            
 


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BE IT:

Use scrap paper to put each family member’s name in a bowl or jar.
For the rest of the month, draw a name from the bowl
when a decision needs to be made
(where to eat out, what to cook for dinner,
what movie to watch, what game to play, etc.).
When a family member’s name is drawn,
they give up the chance to make that choice
 and say the name of a different family member to make the decision. 





BE IT:
Head outside and find several rocks.
Take turns having each family member fill his or her pockets
with the rocks and walk around for a while.
What does it feel like to carry around that weight?
How is forgiveness related to carrying around those rocks?
When you are done, give each person one rock
to put in his or her room to remember what it felt like to not forgive.





 

 










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On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?

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On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?

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On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?

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On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?

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On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?

image

On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?

image

On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?

image

On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?

image

On YouTube, look up the scene in Finding Nemo where Nemo swims out to the boat, despite his father's warning.

Why did his father not want him to swim out to the boat?

What did his father know that Nemo didn't?

What would have happened if Nemo had obeyed his father?