FAMILY HOME EVENING LESSONS:

alt Communication
alt Good Communication

GAMES: 

alt Twenty One - For team members to problem-solve and to communicate non-verbally with one another during an activity.
alt We had two identical Lego structures with two people in the gym who could see it. Then we had two people they explained it to. Those alt two explained it to two others. Those two explained it to two others who tried to build it at the other end of the hall with a set of Legos. alt It was hilarious to see what they came up with. (Idea by Stephanie Thomas / ga04062007)

LESSON HELPS:

alt Crabs In A Bucket

OBJECT LESSONS: 

alt Establish a relationship with Heavenly Father
alt Telephone Game 
alt My foster child was having some testing done by a therapist and I was asked to help out on a certain exercise. We had our backs to each other so we couldn't see what the other was doing. He gave us a set of blocks with different colors and shapes. The test came when I was told to build something with my blocks. As I built mine, I was to give her instructions to build the same thing giving clear instructions. It was a test on my communication skills. Our towers looked pretty similar. If you use this as an object lesson at home or in the classroom, you could use blocks or anything that has a matching set....like legos, tinkertoys, Mr. Potato Head, OR you could have them draw something as you describe it, going through an obstacle course, etc. (Melanie Day)
alt Use the following to illustrate that communicating is something that needs to be practiced and is a skill. First draw a simple picture of something on paper. Then have the girls stand in a line. Starting at the back of the line, have the last girl draw the picture she saw on the back of the girl in front of her. Each girl does the same until it reaches the last person, who will then be asked to draw on the chalkboard what she felt traced on her back. Bring up the point that when we communicate so much of what is communicated is not spoken. Sometimes those signs can be misunderstood. It is important we learn how to be effective when communicating.
alt We had two identical Lego structures with two people in the gym who could see it. Then we had two people they explained it to. Those two explained it to two others. Those two explained it to two others who tried to build it at the other end of the hall with a set of Legos. It was hilarious to see what they came up with. (Idea by Stephanie Thomas / ga04062007)
alt When I was in culinary school one of our chef's had us do this exercise to understand the importance of clear communication in recipes. One person gives directions for how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They can't watch what the person is doing. My chef was behaving like he really didn't know how to make one....so it ended up a really tall sandwich. (Idea by Tina Economou)

OTHER: 

alt Family Communication

QUOTES: 

alt One Liners
alt Quick Quotes





 

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