FRIENDS ARE KIND TO EACH OTHER
story is about two little dogs, Rompy-Dog and Stompy-Dog. We can call
them Rompy and Stompy for short. Rompy-Dog likes to romp around and
tumble a lot. That is why his name is Rompy-Dog. Today Rompy was really
excited. He was excited because today it was his turn to bring in something
for Show-N-tell. Right now it was play time so he was just doing some
sommersaults. After lunch would be show-and-tell. He could hardly wait.
He had a hard time sitting through lunch - he was kind of squirmy in
his seat. "When was Show-N-Tell?, he thought, "Was it time
yet?" Finally, the time came for Show-N-Tell. Rompy's mom had brought
in a big box for Rompy's Show-N-Tell. Rompy carried the box
to the front of the class. The box was kind of hard to hold because
whatever was in the box was moving around. Then somebody whispered,
"I hear something move in the box!" And somebody else said,
"I wonder what could be in the wiggly box!?"
Rompy-Dog took off the lid and showed the class what was in the box. Bunnies! Cute fluffy, baby bunnies! Each one was a different color.
Rompy took them out of the box one-by-one and let his friends hold them.
One was all black. One was all white. The other two were
black and white with spots. Rompy's friends liked holding and petting
the soft, fluffy little bunnies. One of his friends, Stompy, really
loved the little black bunny. It was his favorite bunny. He just sat
there and played and played with the special little black bunny for
a long time. All of his other friends had gone back to their seats,
but Stompy-Dog wanted to keep petting the little black bunny. He liked
it so much he didn't want to put it down. But, finally the teacher asked
Stompy to go back to his seat because now they had to do their ABC lesson.
Hard as it was to let go, Stompy gave back the little bunny to Rompy.
Then, he helped Rompy put the little bunnies back in the box. Then
they put the lid on, put the box away and went back to their seats.
the lesson, Rompy-Dog noticed that Stompy-Dog was not paying attention.
"What's wrong, Stompy Dog?", he asked. Stompy-Dog looked sad
as he told him, "Well, I can't stop thinking about the little black
bunny". Its really cute. I wanted a black bunny for my birthday,
but my parents got me a bike instead because I wanted a bike too! But,
now I wish I had gotten the bunny." Rompy Dog felt bad for him
and told him, "Well, you know what? You can have the little black
bunny. I'll give it to you!" Stompy Dog asked, "Really? You
would give me the little black bunny? Really-truly?" Rompy Dog
laughed a little, "Yes, if your mom will let you keep it, you can
have it." Stompy Dog smiled really big because he was sure mom
would let him have the bunny. He said, "Thanks Rompy! That's really
kind of you. You are a real friend. Thanks a lot!".
after class when their moms came to pick them up, Stompy told his mom
all about Rompy's Show-N-Tell, and the cute little bunnies. He told
her all about his favorite bunny - the little black bunny, and how fun
it was to play with it. He also told her how Rompy said he would give
him the little black bunny if he was allowed to keep it. "Please,
mom...please...can I have it?", he begged. Just then Rompy came
by with the little black bunny. Here's the little bunny. Are you allowed
to have it?" Rompy asked? Stompy's mom answered, "Well, if
you promise to take good care of it and feed it every day, you can have
it". "Wow! Thanks mom...yes, I'll take really good care of
it. I promise." So Rompy gave Stompy the little black bunny. Stompy
was so excited! He held the little bunny in his lap while he and his
mom went to the Pet store to get some bunny food and a bunny-house.
Then Stompy had an idea. He asked his mom if they could buy an extra
bag of bunny food to give to Rompy for his three bunnies. "That's
a good idea! I think he would like that." So they got two bags
of bunny food, one for Stompy's bunny, and one for Rompy's bunnies.
they took it home and fed it some of the bunny food and gave it some
water. Stompy named his bunny Honey Bunny because Honey is sweet, and
that would remind him of the sweet, kind thing Rompy did when he gave
him the bunny. "Now I will always remember how kind Rtompy was
to give me the bunny." Stompy said. "Yes, it was a very kind
thing for Rompy to do, wasn't it?" said mom. "Yep, Stompy
replied, "and now I'm going to do something kind for him too. I'm
going to give him a bag of bunny food for his bunnies!" "Yes,
that's very nice of you. I think he will like that a lot. I can see
you two are really good friends now" replied mom. "Yes...he
is a real friend, said Stompy, "a kind friend; and I like being
kind too." THE END.
Questions: Using the puppy puppet, say: Now Puppy has a few questions about the story. Raise your hand if
you think know the answer. What
was the kind thing Rompy did for his friend? (give him the bunny.) Did Stompy also do something for Rompy? (yes - he bought him
some food for his bunnies). What was the kind thing Stompy did for
his little black bunny? (bought it some food and cared for it). Who is our best friend? (God). What are some ways God is kind
to us? (possible answers: gives us food, gives us parents to take
care of us, gives us friends, gives us the Bible, saves us, adopts us
as his children to be part of his family, etc.). What is a kind thing
you can do for someone? (possible answers: give them things they
need, be friendly to new kids or shy kids, care about their feelings,