Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Acrostic Materials: paper with RESPECT written down the side (one per kid), pencils Guide kids to think about the word respect. If needed, talk about what respect means. Invite kids to write words or phrases about respect that start with each letter. Kids can work alone or with partners. After
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Say Please No materials needed. Stand in front of the kids. Tell kids that they will play a game like “Simon Says.” They should follow your directions only when you begin with the word please. Give directions like stand up, clap once, touch the ground, jump up and down, etc.
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Match My Steps No materials needed. Guide kids to walk in a line behind you. Lead kids to walk, shuffle, hop, or walk in other odd ways. After a minute or so, move to the back of the line and allow the kid behind you to lead the line. Change
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Body Spelling No materials needed. Group the kids into groups, if desired. Call out a word about family, such as mother. Lead kids to use their bodies to create the letters of the word. Call out other words about family, such as father, brother, sister, uncle. Tell kids they will
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Step Left, Step Right Materials: masking tape Make a tape line from the front of the play area to the back. Guide kids to stand on the line, facing front. Tell kids that you will ask a question about families. If the answer is “yes,” the kids will step left;