Entries in etiquette (2)

Monday
Jun022014

0–5 Lesson Plan: Your Manners Matter, Part 2

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute continuation of a 0–5 lesson plan published in 2012 on the importance of good manners. (See “Your Manners Matter” for the first lesson plan on this topic.) 

ReadBright Pebbles: Be Like Jesus.” Do the action on the last page.

ReadIn a Robin’s Nest.”

WatchPlease and Thank You with Little Mandy Manners.”

WatchI Like to Be Polite.”

Have your children think of ways they can be more courteous in their daily lives. Help them write out a list. If you like, illustrate and color it, and place it somewhere visible throughout the day.

WatchIf You’ll Be Kind to Others.”

ReadThe Little Gentleman.”

Discuss why it is important to have good manners and to be thinking of others. [Answer: Good manners show kindness, respect, consideration of others, and as a result, they are a reflection of Jesus that others see in us.]

Have your children think of some act of good manners, courtesy, or kindness that they have been shown recently and have them thank that person for it.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Your Manners Matter, Part 2 (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Your Manners Matter, Part 2 (Spanish)

Monday
Jun042012

0–5 Lesson Plan: Your Manners Matter

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20-minute lesson plan on the importance of good manners.

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ReadKing Freddy.

Ask your children what bad manners may look like in your household. Brainstorm with your children polite actions and words they should use daily. You can paraphrase this article covering ten basic manners to teach children.

ReadYou Can Show Good Manners.”

Discuss how being polite and using good manners is an important way to show consideration and respect toward others. Discuss what it would look like and how we’d feel if everyone behaved with bad manners.

Watch song “Manners.”

Read the story “Please” by Alicia Aspinwall, on the importance of saying please and thank you. (Click on the link and scroll down past the first article and poem to find the story.)

Learn the following poem:

Good manners may in seven words be found,
Forget yourself, and think of those around.

Do the activity, “Good Manners Flower.”

Optional activity: Watch “Crawford’s Good Table Manners,” then have a manners tea party with your child. Prepare some kid-friendly refreshments, and demonstrate to your child how to set a table nicely and use polite mealtime words (e.g., “please,” “thank you,” “may I be excused,” “please pass the…,” etc.) as you eat your snack.

Additional material:

Ÿ   Read “Bright Pebbles: God in Us.”

Ÿ   Watch “Kids Character Builder: Politeness, Part 1” and “Kids Character Builder: Politeness, Part 2.”

Ÿ   Read the story “Simple Courtesy.”

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Your Manners Matter (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Your Manners Matter (Portuguese)