Unburden yourself – adapted for children

Object Lesson

Read Pockets full of Rocks from the Friend. In short, a boy named Malcolm collected rocks everytime someone or something made him mad. I brought a bunch of rocks and made a boy stand in front of the room and as I read the story, we loaded him down with rocks, adding suspenders, a coat with many pockets and a backpack. We then discussed at the close of the story, how to unburden ourselves from bad feelings we harbor for others. We took rocks out at every suggestion, and this kept the kids completely entertained!!!! Source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/4746/lessons.html