Pebbles in the mouth

Object Lesson

Give each person a pebble and a small piece of candy. Instruct the class members to place the pebbles in their shoes and the candies in their mouths. Lead them in a short walk. (Although this walk works best outside, it can be adapted to a classroom situation if needed). After the walk, ask the group about their experience. Most will dwell on the discomfort of the pebble and say little about the good taste of the candy. Explain that sometimes we focus on the small hardships (pebbles) that are part of life and forget the good things (candies) that are all around us. At this time, discuss the importance of a positive attitude to ourselves and to those around us. Source: http://www.eprimary.dk/ – (visit the Primary Object lessons section)