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Activity: Friendly Dinner

Character Crew: Respect

This activity teaches that everyone is different, special and should receive respect.

Gather

  • blank paper place mats (You can purchase them or make them out of poster board.)
  • markers
  • clear contact paper

Go

  1. Give every family member a place mat. Have each person write his or her name in the center and draw a picture of something he likes or that represents him.
  2. Once everyone has personalized a place mat, pass the place mats to other family members. Around the edge of each person's place mat, the other people should write something special about that person as well as something worthy of respect.
  3. Carefully coat each place mat with contact paper. Use these place mats at dinner. While eating, ask each person to share what she wrote about the others.
 

 
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