WHAT YOU NEED:
Masking or painter’s tape, six sheets of paper, marker
What You Do
Using the tape, create a large tic-tac-toe board on the floor. Draw a large “X” on three sheets of paper. Draw a large “O” on the other three sheets.
(If you don’t have tape, you can adapt the game by drawing a board on paper and cutting out smaller pieces for your “X” and “O” markers.)
Let your child choose either the “X” or “O” sheets of paper. Then play a game of tic-tac-toe together on the floor!
Say, “Think about your next move! Where do you think I’m going to go next? Where do you think I shouldn’t go next? Tic-tac-toe takes a lot of thinking!”
Talk about the Bible Story
In a tic-tac-toe game, you have to be careful, pay attention, and think before you make your choice. If you don’t stop and think, you might lose the game.
- Why is it important to think before you act? (so you can make the wise choice)
- Why is it sometimes hard to remember to STOP and THINK?
- Can you think of a time when you wish you had thought before you acted?
- Is there something you can do to remind yourself to THINK before you ACT?
Parent: Talk about a time when you thought before you acted. What were the (positive) consequences of you thinking it through?