“Whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a randsom for many.” – Matthew 20:27-28
An important part of leadership is being about to communicate. Today, I wanted to work on that skill with my children. We took out our blocks. I wrote an “R” on their right hand and and “L” on their left hand. I then was the first leader. I verbally talked to them about how to form a certain shape with the blocks. The rules were that I couldn’t tell them what shape I was trying to have them make. I also couldn’t point. I had to use my words only. I would direct them which block to grab by shape, size, color and location. I would them direct them where to set it using terms like “next to…,” “facing me…,” “touching…” I guided them to build a square. Then, each child took terms leading us in verbal instructions on what to make. Abby chose a triangle and Kenzie just chose a line. It was hard not to point, but we figured out how to communicate better and be a good, encouraging leader throughout the whole process.