James 3:3-12 tells us that from the same mouth comes both praises to God and cruel words to others. I tried to convince my class that good words came from the mouth and bad words came from your pits (because they are the pits), but they said no and giggled. I have to have a little fun teaching!
What a great lesson for all of us, even me. It’s the end of the school year, I still have concerts and commencement to get through. And those people (teenagers) are just as excited about summer as me. Kind words that build each other up are going to go a lot further in making it a great end of the year than grumpy words. I’ve written about kind words before and saying things that build people up. You can read about it here.
- 1/2 sheet white paper folded into thirds
- 1 tongue (I had red paper on hand, but you can easily do white and have the kids color it)
- 2 strips of paper
- tape, scissors, glue, markers
If you watch the video, you can see how it is all put together. Fold the white paper into thirds, tape on the strips (see how I cut them from the scraps around the tongue?) for finger holders, glue down the tongue and draw the eyes and nose on. Pretty simple.
When you are finished, have the kids take turns having their mouths say nice things. You will love what they come up with!
Here are a couple other crafts you might like that have open and shut parts:
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