Do You Return Kindness? | Responsibility Character Time Activity

Do You Return Kindness? | Responsibility Activity

Responsibility is “Accepting and completing the work I am supposed to do.” This means knowing what things you are expected to do and then doing them.

Supplies Needed:
Baking soda
A tall, narrow cup
A tray

 Place the cup in the middle of the tray. Help your child pour some vinegar into the cup. With only vinegar, nothing happens. But then add baking soda (for the best results, use about 12 times more vinegar than baking soda). The baking soda and vinegar will react and foam.

Talk About It: When you mix baking soda and vinegar, it will react the same way every time by foaming and bubbling up as you saw. This is the normal reaction. When someone does something wrong to you, your normal reaction might be to do something wrong back to them. But, unlike baking soda and vinegar, you can choose to respond in a different way. When someone does something you don’t like, the easiest thing to do might be to get angry at them, but it is still your choice to allow yourself to react that way. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:15 how we should respond when someone does something wrong to us. It says, “See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.” We should choose to respond with kindness, not with unkind words or actions. This week, you can take responsibility for your actions by doing something kind for someone who did something wrong or unkind to you.

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