PROMISES, PROMISES (Episode
Jetta and Emily Elizabeth make plans to spend Saturday at the beach together,
but Jetta breaks the play date when a "better offer" from an older girl
comes along. However, when the older girl calls and cancels on Jetta,
Jetta finally understands how Emily Elizabeth must have felt. She now
realizes that being a good friend means keeping a promise.
Big Idea: Be a Good Friend
Helping children learn the significance of keeping promises as one
of the keys to maintaining strong friendships leads to important lessons
- life skills
- social and emotional skills
To Do List
Have the child create a Things to Do List on which to record the things
that he or she needs to remember to do. The child can draw pictures
on the list as a reminder to
- make the bed
- put toys away
- brush teeth
Show the child how adults make a to-do list and check things off as
they are done.
Give the child an opportunity to make something special for a friend.
It could be a card, a clay sculpture, or a picture.
With a group:
Write each child's name on a slip of paper and place all the slips in
a can. Let each child pull one slip out of the can and make something
special for the person named on it. Everyone will get something, and
no one will get more than one. Before they begin their projects , encourage
the children to really think about what they value most in the person
whose name they've chosen and what might make the person happy.
Too Many Promises for Kelly by Teri Couture
Try to please all and you end up pleasing none. Keesha loves animals.
She enjoys helping her neighbors by taking care of their pets, but an
unexpected rainstorm brings unexpected trouble.