In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program
The words "I forgive you" are simple, but can be hard to say. When we are ready to forgive someone, we might like to tell them with a very special card. We are going to make cards shaped like a dove and write on each card, "I forgive you."
Invite the children to close their eyes, if they are comfortable doing so, and think of someone whom they would like to forgive. You can prompt them to remember a conflict they have had recently at school or with someone in their family. Give them a moment. Then tell them:
If you have someone in mind to forgive, making an "I forgive you" card might help you get ready to really forgive that person. If you do not have someone in mind, make a card and save it for a time when you do want to forgive someone.
Show the children where you have posted the words "I FORGIVE YOU." Invite them to write the words and decorate the doves any way they wish.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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