After I read the story, the class discussed examples of warm fuzzies and cold pricklies. Examples of warm fuzzies are hugs, smiles, jokes (as long as they're kind), encouraging words, compliments, sharing. Examples of cold pricklies are put-downs, insults, mean faces, hurtful hands, taking toys without asking. Children were anxious to start sharing warm fuzzies with each other, and there were lots of hugs and smiles given 'round the room. Adrian started hugging Sydney and ended up stepping on her - he apologized and said, "Sorry, that was kind of like a warm fuzzy and a cold prickly in one!"
Next time we do Tribes, each group will be challenged to make a map of Fuzzyland. Like all Tribes activities, there are objectives in mind - in this case, to build inclusion, to understand the importance of kindness to others, and to learn to work cooperatively on tasks.
These will be hung in place of the old tribal banners we have hanging over our desks.