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In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program
Use the Wonder Box to help participants understand the concept of intangible gifts.
With the children still in a circle around the chalice, invite them to guess what could be in this big, beautifully wrapped box. After receiving some guesses, open the box with wide eyes and much enthusiasm. You could say something like:
Oh my goodness! This is the best gift that anyone could ever get!
When the children peer into the box, tilt it so that they clearly see there is nothing in it. As they show disappointment or confusion, immediately explain that the box has a precious gift that cannot be touched or seen: the gift of love. Ask, even though we can't really see love, it is very important, isn't it?
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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