Make a card of compliments for a friend or family member using kind words like WordGirl might use.
- Target Age: 6-8
- Learning Goals: Language and literacy, picture-word association, creative expression, drawing
- Related Episodes: Episodes: 601-604: Miss Power, Parts 1-4
In the WordGirl episode, “Miss Power, Parts 1-4” (#601-604) Miss Power is a bully to everyone she meets. Miss Power uses her secret weapon, mean words, to try to defeat WordGirl.
WordGirl saves the day using kind words and compliments, and so can you! Create a card for a friend or family member and use your words to tell them how you feel.
- Pencils, crayons or markers
- Paper, white or any color
Begin by folding the paper in half like a card. On the front, write the name of the person the card is for - perhaps a friend or family member.
When you compliment someone, you say something nice - you might say that you admire them, or that they’ve done something well. Think about nice things you can write on your card that might make the recipient feel special and appreciated. Here are some examples of compliments:
- Thank you for encouraging me!
- You are exceptional at dancing.
- It was kind of you to help me with my homework.
Add pictures and words to your card to share these kind thoughts. When you are done, you can give the card to your friend or family member to share your compliments!
Here are some words WordGirl has used that will help with your compliments. You can look up definitions to these words and find other words to use in the WordGirl dictionary:
Take It Further
Try making additional cards for other friends or family members. You can also practice having a conversation to share compliments, or role-playing compliments you could say to a bully, just like WordGirl did with Miss Power.