Episode 4: Honest Lee

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Honest Lee is the most honest person in all the kingdom. But when he decides to finally tell one little lie to impress the princess things snowball out of control. (Duration: 23:14) Theme music by Kevin Macleod – Incompetech.com. Want to listen offline? Click the download icon on the player above to download this episode to your device.

Discussion

  • Discuss with your child the importance of telling the truth. Talk about the consequences of not being honest and telling a lie. Discuss the negative effects of Half Truths and how sometimes leaving out key information is a form of lying. Highlight all of the benefits of telling the truth and how it builds integrity and allows others to trust and respect you.
  • Discuss how honesty applies to various settings. How can we be honest at home? At school? At work? When we play with our friends?
  • Share an experience of when you told a lie and how it didn’t turn out so good. Then tell of an experience when you were honest, perhaps when it wasn’t easy to be honest, and what the consequence of that experience was.
  • How do you feel when someone lies to you? How do you feel when you tell a lie? How do you feel when you’re honest?
  • What were the consequences of Honest Lee’s lies in the story? Notice how they snowballed? How did he make everything right in the end?

Activity

-Have an Honest Tea Party in honor of honesty using the beverage and snacks of your choice! Be sure to fill out a Sunflower of Truth, writing on each petal something you know to be true and sharing it with a friend or family member at the party. You can save and print out the Sunflower below:

(Source: http://www.colornimbus.com/great-sunflower-coloring-page/ )

-Role play or discuss the following scenarios in which your child will have to choose between lying or telling the truth.

  1. You just walked into class and you realize it’s TEST DAY! Oh no, you forgot to study! Your best friend leans over and tells you not to worry and that you can look off their paper so that you don’t fail. What do you do?
  2. You’re checking out at the store and you realize that the cashier has given you back too much change. An extra $5 bucks! What do you do?
  3. You overhear a group of kids at school say that they’re going pick on or even hurt another student after school. What do you do?
  4. A kid at school drops their lunch money in a hurry on their way to class. The money lands right in front of you. What should you do?
  5. While you’re playing catch outside with your friends you throw the ball too high and it goes through your neighbor’s window, shattering it to pieces. Your other friends run for it. What do you do?

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