First we will explain that the Rice Krispy treat will represent a car, and we will attach the cookies as tires, using the frosting. Next we will draw a rectangular motor on the top front of the car with the frosting. Lastly we will draw the steering wheel , also with the frosting.
As we work, the staff will explain that the 4 tires represent the 4 parts of behavior; Thinking, Acting, Feeling and Physiology. We discuss with the children what each of the behaviors represent, and how they use each.
Next we ask which of the behaviors they have control over. The answer is the first two, thinking and acting. The car will be a front-wheel car, which means what happens with the front wheels will naturally effect what happens with the back wheels.The steering wheel represents how the choices they make are "driving" their behaviors and the consequences they experience.
We teach that almost all behavior is chosen and always includes all 4 parts. Many times I have heard the children say, "But I don't think," and my discussion is always that you are constantly thinking, you are thinking while you dream when you sleep.
While we are having a discussion, of course everyone eats their car!