Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Love at Home: Super Siblings

Adapted from Yahoo FHE Group, author Ivy Bonhurst (some changes were made for our family purposes)

Copy of the “Bullies and Brothers” story (pp. 36-38, Children’s Friend)
Superhero clip art
Bully Clip art
Mason Jar
Jelly Beans
Pad of Paper

“As I Have Loved You”

Read the “Bullies and Brothers” story. Ask the family to take turns holding up the superhero for someone being a super sibling ……….. or the bully picture for when someone in the story is being a “big bully”.

Discuss with your children the following questions:
Have you ever been like a bully to some of your family members?
When have you been more like a hero?
List the type of things you can do to be a hero or a “super sibling” in your family.

Talk about why it is important to be kind to your family and decided to do it. Introduce the “Super Sibling” jar. Explain to your children that for the next week you want them to show kindness to one another. Each time they do a good deed, show kindness or anything else you determine, they get a jellybean in the jar. At the end of the week, if the jar is full, your family can do a fun activity. (ie: movie night, game night, dinner, ect) together.
Using the pad of paper and pencil, play Pictionary and draw ways that your children can be super siblings in the home.
Making the bed
Doing their chores
No fighting
Leaving a note
Say kind words


Rice Krispy Treats decorated with Red, White and Blue Sprinkles
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 (10 oz.) package regular marshmallows
- or -
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies®

1. Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.3. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cut into 2-inch squares when cool. Best if served the same day. MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:In a large microwave safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmallows at HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

To Get the story and clip art, click here:


Kristy said...

I love this idea! When I tried to link to the clipart and story it took me to a google search saying that the link wasn't working. Any suggestions?

Jenny said...

I had the same problem finding the clipart. Would love this lesson

Carly said...

I just googled "Bullies and Brothers" story and it came up. Here is the link that worked for me. http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=21bc9fbee98db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=71d31b9fc3ce8110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&hideNav=1

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