• Game : Egg Toss

    Have fun and get a little messy in the process. Head outside and bring a few eggs (NOT boiled). Divide into pairs, face each other with only about a foot of space between the two of you and toss the egg from one person to another. Then take a step back and toss again. If the egg drops or breaks you’re out. Last team with an unbroken egg, wins. If you have more eggs, play again. After playing, talk about how everyone’s feelings can be fragile like the eggs we were tossing. Talk about how we need to be careful with others and think about what we say and do, always remembering to be respectful to others.

  • Outing : Clean Up the Streets

    Put on your walking shoes, bring a trash bag and gloves, then head into your neighborhood. As you walk look for ways to show respect to your community and neighbors. One of the biggest ways to show respect to your neighborhood is to keep it clean. It might seem like a little thing to clean up trash, however it’s a big deal, small acts of respect make a big difference. It’s important to respect where you live and have pride in your community. Talk about how we should always leave a place better than how you found it.

  • Recipe : Edible Works of Art

    We are all different and that’s beautiful. We need to respect everyone’s differences and value them. Bake cookies and then allow everyone to create their own master pieces by decorating the cookies. Use frosting, sprinkles, colored gels, candies and anything else edible that inspires you. After decorating go around and talk about what you like about everyone’s creations. Remember that we are all works of art and we need to treat everyone with respect because they are valuable too. Then enjoy eating your delicious works of art!

    Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

    3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg
    1 large egg yolk
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
    Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy (about 3 to 5 minutes). Add the egg, and beat on medium-high speed until incorporated. Stir in the egg yolk and vanilla extract until combined. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Stir together until incorporated.
    Use a 1.5-tablespoon cookie scoop to drop balls of cookie dough on the prepared baking sheets, allowing two inches in between for spreading. Flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake the cookies (one sheet at a time) in the center rack of the oven for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are set and just barely beginning to turn golden. (Take care not to over-bake, or the cookies will not be as soft.) Cool on the baking sheet and transfer to an airtight container for storage.

  • Craft : Family Respect Rules

    As a family, come up with ways you can be respectful to each other and come up with a list of at least ten ways you can build respect in your home. Some ideas to get you started:

    We use a respectful tone in our voices when speaking to each other.
    We knock before entering someone’s room.
    We say Thank You when someone has helped us.
    We listen when others are talking.
    We take good care of our home and the things in it.

    Once you have a list make a poster, canvas or frame with those Respect Rules. Work together as a family on this process, use: fabric, paint, glitter, markers, etc. Make something you are all proud to have in your home. Hang your art some place everyone will see and be reminded of how important it is to show others respect by what we say and do.