Week #5 Charcter Development – Respect, Day #32

“‘Honor your father and mother’ — which is the first commandment with a promise–‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'” 
- Ephesians 6:2-3
* Paper Cutter
* Pink & Red Paper – cut to 1″x5″
* Pen
* Stapler
I’ve seen these heart chains on the internet in a few places.  Easy, simple, and I’ve wanted an excuse to make them.  I am saving most of Valentine’s day ideas for next week, but I thought these chains would be a cute way to have the kids reflect on all the ways that we can be respectful. Initially, I had the kids come up with their own ideas of how to be respectful.  After they did it on their own, I re-read the book “Respect” I mentioned from our trip to the library the other day.  As I was reading, I had them listen for ways to respect others, and I wrote them down on the strips of paper.  The kids came up with the following list:  open the door for someone, let the others get their food first, let someone have your chair, say ‘thank you’ and ‘please,’ take good care of things, be thoughtful, speak politely, let other people go first, be fair, make things easier for people, sharing, keep your home clean and tidy, be kind, be on time, throw garbage away, knock before opening a door, clap for someone, don’t interrupt, and listen to people.  Good list.  
After writing down all of our respect ideas, we began making the chain.  This is easier explained by just looking at a pictures up close.
If you have a hard time visualizing how this is coming together, there is a better tutorial on this website.  
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  1. This is gorgeous – I love it! :) I’ve pinned it on my pinterest board. Thanks fro sharing.

  2. Awesome, great idea for a whole class. I might have each of them try to write their own and then put them all together to make sort of a friendship chain. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  3. This is so pretty!! What a FUN idea! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =)

  4. Super cute!

  5. I must pin this. It’s a wonderful activity to do with my girl scouts! I host a weekly meme called Thematic Thursday. Each week has a theme and this would be perfect for this week’s Valentine’s theme.

  6. Love that craft! Great for my brownie troop. :)


  7. What a wonderful idea!! Thank you for sharing it at Sharing Saturday! Have a wonderful week and we look forward to you sharing with us again next week.

  8. Your idea has been featured on Thinky Linky Thursday. Stop by to grab your button!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom


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