The Summer Picnic
CONCEPT: Growing Up With PKU, Will Power
Read a story about two children who learn about will-power and how to use it. Discuss different situations where will-power can be involved, especially in relation to the PKU diet.
After completing this activity, children will be able to:
- define "will-power"
- describe how the characters in the story used will-power
- share times in their lives when they have used will-power
- identify will-power when they see it in different scenarios
Read the story The Summer Picnic with the children. Let the children turns reading the story out loud.
Lead a discussion with the children:
What is will-power?
How did the children in the story discover will-power?
How did they use it?
Hand out the "Will-Power: Do You Use It?" worksheet. As a group discuss each scenario and take turns answering the questions. At the end, encourage the children to share times in their lives when they have used will-power (related to the PKU diet or in other areas of daily living).
Distribute the other worksheets to the children, "A Summer Picnic Phe-Esta" and "Will-Power". Allow time for them to work through them independently. Discuss their answers together.
- Story: The Summer Picnic
- Will-Power: Do You Use It? worksheet
- A Summer Picnic Phe-Esta worksheet
- Will-Power worksheet
- Crayons or markers