Boris explains the recent blue car invasion... In this episode Dave and Boris explore growth mindset and the importance of making constructive choices when faced with a challenge. Children will come away from this lesson with a sense of hope about their circumstances.
Materials Required: black card stock, white piece of paper, and colored pencils (or markers) - stickers optional
Age Group: Late Elementary/KS2
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Assessment' from the CASEL 5.
This lesson cross-references with B-SMS 10. M 2. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
RR4: Respectful Relationships - the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness.
MW4: Mental Wellbeing - how to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate.
We often approach problems as if the situations are fixed and unmovable, but we know that with God nothing is impossible (Matthew 19:26). The question is how do transform from impossible to possible. Well, Paul tells us in Romans 12:2 that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds, shifting how we think. Changing our minds about something, or as Dave tells Boris, ‘training our brains to see hope’ can change how we respond to hopeless circumstances. Suddenly they become hopeful because we see the hope lying in the circumstances. No way doesn’t have to be true!
Additional Scriptures: Romans 5:3-5, Ephesians 4:20-24