“Emma, you are a big sister now! Your little brother loves you so much. It’s good that he has you to look up to, to teach him things, to protect him and be his friend. Nobody will ever know you like he will and you him. Would you like to help us make a present for him? Together, we are all going to make a gift for Charlie with this clay.
This clay represents your family and how important you all are in it. All of you will place your fingerprints in the clay as a tangible symbol of that family. The clay will harden, and Charlie will always have a symbol of his own unique family and your connection to one another.
Will you all please place your thumbs onto this clay and repeat after me:
Everyone places their thumbs in the clay
“We are a family and a family is love.”