Play a game of egg toss.
Discussion point: People’s feelings can be fragile, like an egg; treat others kindly and considerately, showing respect for their feelings.
This activity needs to be done in an outdoor area or on a washable surface, as it can get messy.
Begin by passing a raw egg back and forth between two people or around in a circle. Keep backing up and increasing the distance of the toss. The egg may or may not break.
Use this game as an opportunity to talk about how we must treat others with respect. Explain that people are fragile like the egg. Humans don’t have shells, but people can have very sensitive feelings. Treating others with consideration demonstrates respect for their feelings.
The game can also be used as a reminder to care for the family home and possessions and for the things that others own.
Questions for discussion
- How do you feel when someone speaks harshly to you?
- What do people say to hurt the feelings of other people?
- Do you think it makes God sad or mad when people hurt each other?
- Which toy do you enjoy playing with? How would you feel if a friend broke it because they played roughly with it?
- Should we walk on carpets with shoes on? Why or why not?
- Why do we wash our hands after we are finished eating a messy meal?
- Why do we put our things away instead of leaving them lay around the house?
- Why do we knock before entering a closed door?
- Why do we ask before we take food from someone else’s plate?
“The Lord saw how great man's wickedness on earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that He had made man on earth and His heart was filled with pain.”