Activity for Chrysanthemum. Every time someone says something mean to her, kids crumple up a smooth heart. Try to smooth it out at the end when they say nice things. Message: hard to smooth a wrinkled heart.
Chrysanthemum activity: Crinkle the heart every time she's teased and smooth it out when someone tries to make her feel better. Put: "Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart." on the heart with kids' names on bandaids at the end of the story.
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"You know the time when you sit with your class and discuss how words can be hurtful. All the time you are cutting out a heart from bright paper. You may tell the students that all of us start out with hearts smooth just like this one but when people say things that are unkind our hearts wrinkle."