Start the lesson by showing your class a video of Andy playing with his Toys and have them create a list of Andy’s characteristics based on what they saw in the video.
Then have them watch a video of Sid playing with the same toys and have them write a list of Sid’s characteristics based on what they saw in the video.
Now have your students compare the two lists and answer the following questions:
- Who would you invite over to your house to play with your stuff? Why?
- What kind of characteristics do you look for in a friend? Do you care how they treat toys, objects, items? Why or why not?
- If someone is playing with or borrowing your things and you are worried they are going to break them, what can you do/say to the person? (this is a good one to role-play!)
- Use this lesson to have your class come up with “rules” they should follow on how to treat classroom toys, sensory items, etc.
- Practice perspective taking by discussing how Woody and Buzz (who were in both videos) felt about the boy playing with them in each one and why.