Family Activity

Ages 9-11

Title: What Do You Really Mean?

Materials: Non needed


  1. Parent and child watch a television show together (situation comedy or drama). Look for various ways the character communicate with each other.




    Facial Expression


    (From listener)

    Character #1



    Character #2



  2. Discuss which of the five ways above is more effective in getting your message across to the listener. Are more than words needed for meaningful communication between two people?

  3. Has either of you been upset because the other one said one thing but acted as if he/she meant something else?

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