Teach Kindness Begins with Me in singing time! This lesson plan uses a simple attention getter from The Friend and some flowers to pass around to use for an activity similar to hot potato!
I love the Kindness Flowers activity found in The Friend this month found HERE! It’s basically a “kind” version of hangman!
A perfect attention getter!
The phrase the kids will be guessing is the title of the song, Kindness Begins with Me. If you want to move it along more quickly, fill in all the vowels before you start.
When they’ve guessed the title, briefly discuss why it’s important to be kind and how kindness begins with us. Sometimes when we want to show kindness to someone else, we bring them flowers.
Show some flowers (they can be real or fake. I’ve got a printable so you can create your own that attach to a popsicle stick. You’ll want 2 or 3 separate flowers or bunches (depending on the size of your primary) that can be passed around the primary.
If using my printables, print on card stock, cut out, laminate (optional) and adhere to a popsicle stick. Any kind of stick will work too.
Post the words to the song like I do HERE. You and the teachers (and any kids who want to) sing through the song as you randomly choose reverent children to hold your flowers.
Instruct the children to pass the flowers along (KINDLY!) as everyone sings the song. When the song ends, those holding the flowers can answer how they show kindness. You can even categorize how they show kindness to help get better answers between rounds:
How do they show kindness:
- in their family
- to the earth
- in their classroom
- at church
- when at a friend’s home
- on the playground
- after dinner
- when driving in the car
- to a stranger
- to Heavenly Father
Repeat until all the children have hopefully had a turn to tell how they can show kindness.
Bear testimony that the best way to share the gospel is to be kind! Being kind doesn’t take much, even if it’s just sharing a smile.
I also have a Lesson Plan To-Go available to download below.
All my printables are free and filed on my Resource Library. Filing instructions for accessing each printable on my Resource Library are below the button.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Kindness Begins with Me.