For this activity, gather the family together and tell a story about something that really happened to you. Pepper the story with 5 lies or exaggerations. You can decide how obvious you want to make them. They can be anything from encountering a bear, to changing the color of a well-known object. Ask the family to hold any comments or questions until you are finished with your story. Once you have finished ask if they have any questions. If they did not notice the lies, then tell them that you included several lies, and can they figure out what they were.
To process this activity, ask these or similar questions:
- How did it feel to be lied to?
- Was the story believable? Do they feel gullible?
- How do they think it would feel to be caught in a lie?
- How would they feel about a friend if that friend lied to them?
- The next time you are tempted to lie or stretch the truth, will you remember this story?