Lesson Learned: The words we say to each other should be nice.
Materials Needed: something sweet to eat, zip-lock bag, paper, stickers, markers
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
We have to be very careful what we say to people. If we say mean things, it can hurt someone’s feelings and make them feel bad. God tells us to use nice, sweet words to one another. This verse say that pleasant words are sweet to the soul and heal our bones. Let’s always use kind words when we talk to others!
Questions: What is something sweet your mom always tells you? What is something sweet you can tell your friends? Do you like it when people talk nicely or meanly to you? Why?
Activity: You can make cookies with the child (see a yummy recipe below) or something else sweet to share with their friends. Put the sweet treats in a bag and then have the child help you make a card with the words from Proverbs 16:24 written on it. Share the sweets with the child’s friend. Remind your child to speak kind words throughout the day.
Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies
2½ C all purpose flour
¾ C unsweetened cocoa
1 t baking soda
1 C sugar
1 C firmly packed brown sugar
1 C margarine or butter, softened
2 t vanilla
48 Rolo Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate (9 oz. package), unwrapped
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda; blend well. In large bowl, beat 1 C sugar, brown sugar, and margarine/butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. Add flour mixture; blend well. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 T dough around 1 Rolo candy, covering completely. (NOTE: before I form each cookie, I refrigerate the dough until it gets a bit firmer–this makes it easier to work with). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely on wire rack.