Activity

The Forgiveness Song

What you need:

What you do:

  1. Ask your child, "What does it mean to forgive?"
  2. Give an example from your own life of a time someone forgave you and how you felt.
  3. Discuss with your child, "How does forgiveness help us?"
  4. Ask, "How does it feel to be mad at someone? How does it feel to forgive someone?"
  5. Explain that to live in peace with others, forgiving from the heart helps us and helps our family and community.
  6. Show the video "Sesame Street: Cookie Monster Makes Kermit Mad."
  7. After the video, ask your child, "How do you think Kermit felt when he forgave Cookie Monster?"
  8. Play the video "The Forgiveness Song".
  9. Repeat the video with captions/ words and sing and learn the song together.
  10. Review the Forgiveness Scene worksheet with your child.

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