In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program
Make eye contact with each listener before you begin. Then, tell or read the story.
Use the chime, rain stick, or other instrument to signify the story is ended.
Engage the children in a brief discussion. Aim to help them repeat and integrate the message from the story, as they make links between the story and their own, real life experiences of being generous. You may like to use these questions:
Now, tell the children you will go around in a circle, giving each child a chance to share about a time he/she was generous, especially times when they might have been rewarded for their generosity. Remind the children that there are different kinds of rewards. You may say:
Sometimes a reward is something you can see, taste, or hold, such as a toy, a treat, or a gift of money. Sometimes a reward is a nice feeling, as when someone thanks you or tells you something good about yourself that makes you feel good.
If children have difficulty thinking of possible rewards, either for Uthman or for their own examples of generosity, it may be helpful for you to share about a time you felt "rewarded" by being generous. Or, you may wish to offer these examples:
Thank each child who contributes.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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