The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold,cold wet day.
To liven things up on this cold, cold wet day, I decided we would play the "Marshmallow Manners" game. Each time one of my children remembers to use good manners they get a marshmallow as a reward. They get to save all their "rewards" in a ziplock baggie and this evening we will all enjoy a mug of cocoa with the earned marshmallows on top!
In addition to earning marshmallows for using the "Magic Words":
"No Thank You"
The children earn rewards by being kind, showing good table manners, and overall good behavior.
A nice way to practice manners and cure the winter blues, don’t you agree?
For additional resources check out these websites:
Links – http://www.teacherplanet.com/resource/manners.php
Valentine’s Tea – http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjhol/a/valentines01_3.htm
Coloring Pages – http://www.4bambini.com/free/
Good Manners Chart – http://www.ziggityzoom.com/activities.php?a=9
Free Manners Game – http://www.bry-backmanor.org/mannersgame.html
Articles – http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com/E_News/THM/THM03-14-07.htm
Free Lesson Plans – http://www.goodcharacterpress.com/id62.html
Respect Lesson – http://www.scribd.com/doc/10547/Respect-Lesson
Activities (Songs, Games, and More!) – http://childfun.com/index.php/activity-themes/people-house-home/239-manners-activity-theme.html?showall=1
Article – http://life.familyeducation.com/manners-and-values/parenting/34452.html
The School of Good Manners – http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/is/enroom/chapbooks/230.htm