The Recess Queen – Activity #2: “Ingredients for Compassion”

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  • The Recess Queen – Activity #2: “Ingredients for Compassion”

Activity #2: “Ingredients for Compassion”


  • 23cm (9 inch) paper plate
  • Writing circle (provided)
  • Various materials for decoration (glitter, wool, macaroni, ribbon, stickers)
  • Crayons/felt markers

Teacher Preparation:

  • Print a writing circle for each student.


Step by Step:

Step One: Brainstorm descriptions that cooks use for measuring ingredients.

  • Example: teaspoon, tablespoon, pinch, smidgen, parts, litre, dash, cup, bowl.

Step Two: Brainstorm ideas that would be qualities of a compassionate person.

  • Example: hugs, love, kindness, smiles, giving, friendly, fairness, honesty.

Step Three: Combine the ideas from steps 1 and 2 to create ingredient sentences.

  • Example: A pinch of fairness. A litre of hugs. A dash of smiles.

Step Four: Have the students cut out their writing circles. From the brainstormed ideas, have them write their ingredients for compassion on the writing circles.

Step Five: Students then glue their writing circles to the inside of the paper plate. Decorate the edges of the plate with various craft materials.


End Product:

  • A yummy display of plates filled with ingredients for compassion.

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