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 lik

 

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DETERMINATION is
deciding it's worth it to finish
what you've started.


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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:
• When do you most want to give up?
• Tell about a time you showed great determination.

Ask a grown up:
• Who is the most determined person you know
and why?
• Was there a time when you were growing up
that you showed determination and it paid off?

 



SEE IT:

Read the story
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
(or find it on YouTube).
How did the train show determination?
In what one area of your life right now do you need to say,
“I think I can?”
Make a plan to remind each other
to be determined in those areas this month.


BE IT:

Write the word DETERMINATION
on a piece of paper.
Work together as a family
to show determination and
make as many words as you can out of those letters.
Set a goal and see if you can have determination
to reach that goal!



 

 
                                                                            
 


BE IT: Write the word DETERMINATION on a piece of paper. Work together as a family to show determination and make as many words as you can out of those letters. Set a goal and see if you can have determination to reach thatimage

 


 


Write the word DETERMINATION on a piece of paper. Work together as a family to show determination and make as many words as you can out of those letters. Set a goal and see if you can have determination to reach that goal!BE IT: Write the word DETERMINATION on a piece of paper. Work together as a family to show determination and make as many words as you can out of those letters. Set a goal and see if you can have determination to reach that goal!
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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This playlist on our YouTube Channelhouses them for you!

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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?