Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jc8XtOklW0

Listen to Bert and Ernie celebrate their friendship…disagreements and all. The pair can teach us a lot about celebrating similarities and differences, and understanding others’ perspectives. After watching the video a few times, try this exercise at home to explore what makes this classic friendship so special! 

 Draw two overlapping circles (a Venn diagram) on a sheet of paper, and write “Ernie” above one and “Bert” above the other. Using the video as a guide, write everything you know about Bert and Ernie (“Bert likes to sleep,” “Ernie likes to stay up and talk,” “Bert is clean,” “Ernie is messy,” and so on), with the qualities they share in the section of the circle that overlaps (“They are kind.” “They like playing with each other.” “They can both sing.”)