By Margot Zemach
“It Could Always Be Worse” is a
The moral of the story is, no matter how
bad your situation is, it could always be worse.
Many college professors and life coaches use the above activity as a demonstration for time management education.
Find a clear, empty bucket, collect several groups of items, ranging from large to small to smaller to smallest.
Tell the kids that we are going to see how much fits in this bucket.
Have them start with the sticks. Once the bucket is full of sticks, ask them, “Is the bucket full?” My kids said “yes”!
Again, ask, “Is the bucket full now?” Yes will again be your answer.
Just like the poor farmer couldn’t fit
anything more into his little house, fill up a jar with your child’s lunch!
To make the lunch shown, place 7-8 baby
carrots in the bottom of the jar. Next, make half of a turkey sandwich
(one piece of bread cut in half for each side of the sandwich), and cut that in
half. You will have two little quarters to place atop the carrots.
Next, add some fruit like green grapes. Finally, cut a cheese stick in
half and place on top.
I made one of these for both of my girls
as we retold the story at lunchtime. They both loved it!
This meal could even be “To-go”.
Who needs a lunchbox, right?