Building Sibling Relationships
Understanding Good and Hurtful Brother or Sister Behaviors/Interactions
This activity aims at providing insight into good and hurtful sibling behaviors.
• Lesson #1: good and hurtful behavior sort
• Lesson #2: Review cards
• Copies of the activity
• Crayons/markers/colored pencils
• Glue/glue stick
1. Review the importance of being a good brother/sister. Explain that our behaviors when we interact with our siblings can help our relationship with them grow, or our behaviors can hurt their feelings.
2. Pick the black and white (if you want them to color the pictures) or the colored behavior/interaction page.
3. Ask the child/children to cut along the dotted lines, and glue the good behaviors/interactions under the heart/thumbs-up column and glue the hurtful behaviors under the broken heart/thumbs-down column.
Lesson #2 Directions:
1. Cut along the dotted lines
2. Laminate (I suggest doing this so you can reuse the cards)
3. Go through each card and ask the child to give a “thumbs-up” if the behavior/interaction on the card is a good behavior, or a “thumbs-down” if the behavior/interaction on the card is a hurtful behavior.