Session 14: Courage Part of Moral Tales In This Section Introduction From Moral Tales One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.... Session-at-a-Glance From Moral Tales Activity Minutes Welcoming & Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Gems of Goodness 5 Activity 2: Story Basket and Centering 5 Activity 3: Story — The Tiger... Spiritual Preparation From Moral Tales To prepare for this session, read the story, "The Lion on the Path," and run it through your imagination so that the setting and characters are vivid. Welcoming and Entering From Moral Tales Materials for Activity Mosaic gemstones, at least three per participant A colorful cloth A small notebook, approximately two by three inches, and a mark... Opening From Moral Tales Activity time: 2 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, an... Activity 1: Gems Of Goodness From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Clear glass jar or vase Small notebooks, approximately two by three inches, for any newcomers Markers an... Activity 2: Story Basket And Centering From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story A chime, a rain stick, or... Activity 3: Story - The Lion On The Path From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "The Lion on the Path" A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound instrument... Activity 4: The Courage Workout From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Preparation for Activity You will need a large, open floor space.... Activity 5: Courage Pictures From Moral Tales Activity time: 18 minutes Materials for Activity Crayons and/or color markers Blank paper with "I See Myself as Courageous," printed on top for all... Closing for Session 14 From Moral Tales Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Moral Compass poster A bold marker, or a piece of card stock and tape or a... Leader Reflection and Planning From Moral Tales Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh.... Faith In Action: Long-term - Courage Stickers From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Heart-shaped stickers Copies of Leader Resource 1, Courage Stickers Letter to Parents to distribute... Alternate Activity 1: Candles Of Joys And Sorrows From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Large container, such as ceramic or metal bowl Play sand (can be found at local hardware store) or... Alternate Activity 2: Courage Tag From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Bean bags in two sizes, larger and smaller A sound instrument to start and stop the action Masking tape... Alternate Activity 3: The Bully On The Path - Assertiveness Skills Practice From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Sound maker Stuffed animal or doll Preparation for Activity Plan to use this activity after Activity 4:... Taking It Home: Courage From Moral Tales One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.... Story: The Lion on the Path From Moral Tales Compiled from a variety of West African and South African folk tales. Once upon a time two cousins lived side by side in a village.... Leader Resource 1: Courage Stickers Letter To Parents From Moral Tales Dear Parents, As part of our exploration of the virtue of courage your children have begun a two-part Faith in Action project, "Courage" stickers. Today... Find Out More From Moral Tales Courage A book for older children, in which the phrase "exercise your courage muscles" is found, is the Kid's Guide to Working Out Conflicts by Naomi Dr... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Moral Tales NEXT: Introduction Download all of Moral Tales (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.