“So in everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you.” – Matthew 7:12
In teaching thoughtfulness in kids, it is great to grab onto real life experiences. The big question for today is, “Who can you show thoughtfulness to in your own life?” Modeling thoughtful behavior in your family is key to helping kids begin to demonstrate this important character trait. This character development series focuses on 52 character traits, one for each week of the year. The activities and ideas here range from more involved lessons to simple every day experiences. This lesson on thoughtfulness to those hurting is more of a practice lesson taken from real life. Hover over my character development tab to see all the 52 traits we focus on throughout the year.
We recently lost my husband’s grandma. Well, we didn’t quite lose her. We know exactly where she is, and we will be thrilled to be re-united to her someday. However, at the gain of her reward comes another loss here on earth. She is missed by all of us but especially her husband.
Yesterday, we made soup. We had some for dinner last night but today our focus on thoughtfulness came in taking grandpa soup. I reviewed our word with the kids and our verse. Then, we talked about how grandpa (their great grandpa) had grandma around to make meals, and how hard it must be to have to make a meal just for yourself every night. We decided that taking him food was a thoughtful thing for us to do today. We are called by God to look after the widows and orphans. Teaching our kids to care for and think about others in their time of need is essential in building altruistic and empathetic children.
Want some Great Soup Recipes? Check out my soups tab under the recipe section to see a few option.