Manners are a big deal. We live in a society, and if we use nice manners, we will make life easier and nicer for everyone. Manners are as simple as saying “please” and “thank you.” They also tell people what kind of person you are. In other words, they show that you are respectful and that you care about others.
To help you with your manners, think before you speak and act. Often, this little private conversation that you have with yourself can save embarrassment and protect the feelings of other people. If you make a mistake, the best thing to do is to apologize and learn from the mistake.
Write a THANK YOU note to let someone know that you appreciate them. Ask mom or dad to help you mail the note.
Read the sentences. Underneath each sentence, write a better choice instead of the one presented.
Cutting in line for lunch.
Unwrap a gift and say, “I don’t like this.”
Burping really loud at the dinner table.
Using too much toilet tissue in the bathroom.
Hogging the television by not allowing channel changes.
Playing music really loud.
Walking into a room without knocking.
Compiled and presented by Esther Coco Boe, Central Region 4-H Coordinator, Louisiana 4-H
These games are fun and teach about manners!
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