Boris doesn't have a tongue... But the rest of us do. Dave and Boris talk about the importance of telling the truth of what's going on inside us, even when it may cost popularity. Dave and Boris also explain what happens inside the hearts of our friends when we gossip. In this lesson children will learn tools to communicate authentically and with kindness.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Relationship Skills.'
This lesson cross-references with B-SS 8. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
CF2: Caring Friendships - the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.
RR6: Respectful Relationships - about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help.
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue” Proverbs 18:12 tells. Our words often have much more impact than we imagine - for better or for worse. James compares the tongue to a fire (James 3:5). God spoke the universe into being with words and we can use words to cut our friends down or build them up with. How we manage our tongues around people is very important.
Additional Scripture: Leviticus 19:10, Proverbs 26:20