Saturday, February 10, 2007
Dinner Rocks
My little helper working on the colored rocks.
(Have you ever met a kid that does not like to paint?)
Step 2
Some say "verse," "song, "blessing," some are the fruits of the Spirit
and the others are the twelve virtues from the Steve Green story
"Sir Bernard - the Goodly Knight."

Ready to be put to use!

At our house, I want mealtimes to be fun and educational centering around good conversation. So, I came up with another plan to help - Dinner Rocks. Both boys have to close their eyes and choose a rock. If you get a colored one, you have to give a compliment or say something you love about everyone sitting at the table. If the rock has a word, we then discuss the meaning and ways we can implement it in our daily lives. It is definitely helping in proactive training! If someone chooses "verse," they quote a favorite. Same idea with the "song." "Blessing" is something they appreciate, etc. I had intended it to be done during our family meal together, but I find the boys doing it several times during the day. They love it! It is so sweet to hear their little compliments and ideas about things.

  posted at 9:50 PM  

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Brenda Pardoe said...

That sounds like something cool to do!!!!

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

I love it! Connor is quite the rock collector anyway--we'd finally have a use for them.

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Aimee said...

What a good mom you are! =)

At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Les said...

Ok, so I'm a loser! I like the complimenting idea. That doesn't happen often enough around here.

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Is this what you gave your kids when they asked for bread? hahaha

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Vicki said...

What a neat idea!


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