Butt. Poop. Fart. As a mother of four boys, I hear it all. So, to teach my boys some manners, I wrote this simple rhyming story. It’s funny and easy for any child to understand. Print out your free story (pictures included) today!
I don’t have any girls, but I have four boys and all of them think saying potty words is pretty funny. Although it may seem like a wasted effort, I still need to teach my boys some manners. It’s not okay to burp or fart. It’s not polite to say potty words. And it’s definitely not okay to go pee outside. Use the toilet for pete’s sake!
Download and print
This simple story about manners can be printed below. You can either read the story without pictures or you can print and cut out the pictures and glue the words to the opposite side of each picture.
I also added some popsicle sticks for an added touch that the kids seemed to like. The numbers on the text correspond with the numbers on the images, so it will be easy to match them up.
Pick your audience
The best thing about this story and that it can work in a small setting with just your family or you can use it in a classroom with a lot of kids. The optimal age group for this story is ages 3 to 10. But honestly any child can learn from it. My kids loved the story. Below is a video of me telling the story to them.
Other ideas to teach manners
Here’s some great resources to teach your kids about etiquette, manners and being polite:
- 50 Etiquette Lessons for Kids
- 365 Manners kids should know
- The Chocolate Chip Ghost (our favorite)
- Q’s Race to the Top (board game about social skills, manners and better behavior)
What ideas do you have to teach your kids about manners? Leave your comments below. Here’s a link to download the story one more time in case you missed it above:
Related link: The Lie Monster: A printable story about honesty
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