Part of learning how to be compassionate is learning to read faces and body language. It is hard to be compassionate if you don’t take the time to notice others and how they are doing. Today, I wanted the kids to focus on facial expressions. We did an activity when we learned about sensitivity where we looked at facial expressions. Today, I let the kids draw faces that were expressing sadness, happiness, anger/frustration and loneliness. They drew these faces in the circles of a printable I made for you. We then talked about how we should approach people who are showing these expressions. Mostly, it involved feeling their emotion, asking questions, listening, praying and helping.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience” – Colossians 3:12