Verse of the Week: “And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NIV
The first time I played the quiet game with my kids, I was shocked it worked. It was a car ride that seemed way too loud. We played the quiet game and the kids loved it. The patience game is exactly like the quiet game. Kids need to learn that part of being patient is learning to be quiet. This skill helps kids learn to not interrupt and know how to control their tongue until appropriate times. We talked about the importance in waiting their turn to talk and learning to be quiet. Then, I introduced the game. The rule was, they couldn’t make a noise. They sat across from each other. They couldn’t touch one another. They could try and make each other laugh, but the one who could stay absolutely silent the longest got a point. I had little gems I handed out as they played. The first person to five, won. Abby kept trying to make Kenzie laugh but would end up laughing herself. The longer they played (and they wanted to keep going) the better they got at just sitting there in silence, staring at each other. You see why I say it is “a game loved by both kids and parents”? We need to continue to teach kids the value of taming our tongue.
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Patience Word Ring
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Patience and Helping Kids Not to Interrupt
Patience and Making an Apple Tree Grow
Patience and Sitting Still
Patience with Board Games
Patience Song and the Snail Craft
So many brilliant ideas here – love it!
This is fabulous! I’ve tried to many times to see who could be quiet the longest, but they are on to me and just ignore that request. Maybe the addition of prizes will help! Sometimes, we just need a ride with a little peace and quiet! New follower! http://www.fiveminutesformommy.com/
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-Ann @ My Nearest and Dearest
Patience is such an important skill, even for adults. Pinning!
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