In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program
Have each child take a place at a work table. Put the crayons and/or markers on work tables. Distribute the paper with, "I See Myself as Courageous," to all participants.
In this hands-on art activity you are inviting the children to envision themselves using their assertiveness skills to act with courage in a situation that they care about. This could be standing up to someone who is treating others unjustly. It could be trying something new that is frightening such as traveling to a country where you don't speak the language well. The goal of this activity is for the children to think about situations in which they would like to have more courage to do what is right, and then to picture themselves doing it. It does not matter whether they produce beautiful works of art. You can emphasize this in words and by the examples of your pictures that you show the group.
As the children work on their pictures, go around and ask them individually what their picture is about one at a time, or can. If you wish you can write what they tell you the picture is about. One reason to write what the picture is about for them is that they may not finish the picture during this session and this may help their parents to talk with them about it at home.
If you have time, invite volunteers to share about the picture they have drawn.
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Last updated on Friday, May 25, 2012.
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