In "World of Wonder," a Tapestry of Faith program
Children hear real-life examples of animals acting altruistically and consider whether this might be motivated by kindness. Recognizing emotions, empathy, and kindness are all fostered as participants role play and discuss the stories.
Read a story from Leader Resource 2, Animal Altruism Story. Show any relevant video clips. When you have finished ask for volunteers to act the story out. You may wish to read the story again as the children act it out.
Before each role play, ask each volunteer to name what they think their character (human or animal) might have been feeling.
After each role play, process with questions such as:
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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