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The other side of the wall


Tale typology
Intercultural traditions

Age Suitability
This video is suitable for 5 years old children

Tale summary
A young woman passionate about flowers had a wonderful garden that she took care of with great love. One day she sees somewhere else an amazing flower, so she decides to search for the plant and grow it in her garden. She chose the place and the plant started to grow, but without flowers. When was almost decided to replace the plant with something else. Her neighbour came and showed her the beautiful flowers that her plant has made, but on the other side of the wall. She was happy.
Educational potential / Learning Outcomes
The children learn that patience is a virtue and is important even if they don’t obtain immediate results, that the results will appear or be seen by the others. Sometimes we give up right a second before we could’ve reached the final destination. Knowing how to delay gratification and build self-control are essential life skills that will help your child build patience and successfully navigate many life events.
Full Plot
There was a young woman who took great pride in the growth and care of the flowers in her flower garden. She had been raised by her grandmother who taught her to love and care for flowers as she herself had done. So, like her grandmother, her flower garden was second to none. One day while looking through a flower catalogue she often ordered from, a picture of a plant immediately caught her eye. She had never seen blooms on a flower like that before. “I have to have it,” she said to herself, and she immediately ordered it. When it arrived, she already had a place prepared to plant it. She planted it at the base of a stone wall at the back of her yard. It grew vigorously, with beautiful green leaves all over it, but there were no blooms. Day after day she continued to cultivate it, water it, feed it, and she even talked to it attempting to coax it to bloom. But, it was to no avail. One morning, weeks later, as she stood before the vine, she contemplated how disappointed she was that her plant had not bloomed. She was giving considerable thought to cutting it down and planting something else in its place. It was at this point that her invalid neighbour whose lot joined hers, called over to her. “Thank you so much! You can’t imagine how much I have enjoyed the blooms of that vine you planted.” The young woman walked through the gate into her neighbor’s yard, and sure enough, she saw that on the other side of the wall the vine was filled with blooms. There were indeed the most beautiful blooms she had ever seen. The vine had crept through the crevices and it had not flowered on her side of the fence, it had flowered luxuriantly on the other side. “
One Lesson Plan
Introduction Activity: The teacher prepares the video The other side of the wall and listen it together with the children from her class.
Questions to be used after listening the story:
What passion the young woman had developed from her grandmother?
What decision she took after seeing a beautiful flower in a magazine?
How does she felt when she has seen that her flower doesn’t make any blooms?
How she felt when she has seen the blooms in her neighbour yard?
Main Activity: Let’s see how fast we can pass a banana up and back down the line. Here is the catch: You can’t use your hands. You must hold the banana with your chin. Pass the banana, chin to chin, up and down the line. If someone drops the banana, you must start over.
Place the banana beneath the chin of the child in front of the line. Show that child how to hold the banana between his or her chin and chest. Odds are that the banana will drop to the floor a few times during the game. Allow children to express frustration, but redirect unkind words. If children have an especially difficult time, modify the rules so kids can restart the game with the same partner who dropped the banana.
Debriefing: When kids have finished, gather them around you in a circle. Ask:
• Was this game easy or difficult for you? Why?
• How did you feel when someone dropped the banana? Why?
• If you dropped the banana, how did you feel when you heard the group’s reaction?
It’s easy to feel impatient when things don’t go your way. Sometimes people do things that make it hard for you to get what you want. When we get impatient, we’re tempted to say things that aren’t nice. We can make others feel bad. But we can learn patience.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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