Today was a game of similes. We started with “unpleasant.” The goal was to come up with a way to complete the phrase, “Unpleasant like…” We completed that phrase with: a stinky diaper, a moldy piece of bread, a scream, a grumpy face, a stinky skunk, chewing with your mouth open, a smelly shoe, the inside of a toilet, a whine and throw up. The next goal was to complete the sentence “Pleasant like…” It was completed with: a soft snowflake, a Christmas present, the smell of a flower, a baby’s smile, the sunshine, a hug, kindness, daddy coming home and angel wings. After the simile game I asked them if they would rather be like a stinky diaper or the smell of a flower. They determined they liked the pleasant things and would rather be pleasant. Good choice. Warning: Playing this game with boys may come up with a different outcome.
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” – Proverbs 16:24