Session 15: Courage and Perseverance Part of Moral Tales In This Section Introduction From Moral Tales God has not called on me to be successful. He has called on me to be faithful. — Mother Teresa This session emphasizes the virtues of courage and... 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 Brave... Spiritual Preparation From Moral Tales Read over the story of "The Brave Little Parrot" and try to put yourself in the parrot's shoes.... 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 2"x3", for any newcomers Markers and stick-on gem... 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, "The Brave Little Parrot,"... Activity 3: Story - The Brave Little Parrot From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "The Brave Little Parrot" A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound instrume... Activity 4: "Hi, My Name's Joe" From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1,"Hi, My Name's Joe" Script Preparation for Activity Make sure you have enough open flo... Activity 5: Heroes And Heroines Of Perseverance And Courage From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: A copy of Story 1, "Giraffe Hero Stories," and/or printed-out or live web stories of individu... Activity 6: Making Hero Comic Books From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Construction paper, preferably the large "legal" size, for all participants Crayons, color markers, pen... Activity 7: Clean-up From Moral Tales Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Plastic tubs or baskets to store markers, pens, stickers and other art materials.... Closing From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 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 Courage stickers (made or distributed in Session 14, Faith in Action: Courage Stickers) Preparation for... 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: Whipping Cream From Moral Tales Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity A fairly narrow bowl with high sides A manually operated egg-beater One to two pints of whipping cream... Taking It Home From Moral Tales God has not called on me to be successful. He has called on me to be faithful. — Mother Teresa IN TODAY'S SESSION... We talked about perseverance. We... Story 1: Giraffe Hero Stories From Moral Tales Stories adapted from the Giraffe Heroes Project website John Holland McCowan John Holland-McCowan was five years old when he first announced that he wan... Story 2: The Brave Little Parrot From Moral Tales A Jataka Tale from India. Martin, Rafe. The Hungry Tigress: Buddhist Myths, Legends, and Jataka Tales (Somerville, MA: Yellow Moon Press, 1999).... Story 3: Olympia Brown - A Voice and a Vote From Moral Tales Reprinted from A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2004). When Olympia Brown was... Leader Resource 1: Hi, My Name's Joe Script From Moral Tales Leader: "Hi, my name's Joe." (Wave one hand and continue waving.) Participants: (Repeat words and keep the movement going.)) Leader: "I've got a wife an... Leader Resource 2: Moral Tales Session Concepts From Moral Tales Session Title Concept as Noted on Moral Compass Poster 1 We Are All One Interdependence 2 Conscience: Hearing the Inner Voice Inner voice 3 Faith, Hope ... Leader Resource 3: Parrots for Pennies Letter to Parents From Moral Tales Dear Parents, As part of our session on Perseverance, the children started a new Faith in Action project today. Faith in Action projects help us to... Find Out More About Session 15 From Moral Tales The game, "Hi, My Name's Joe" was adapted, with permission, from Crazy Gibberish and other story hour stretches from a storyteller's bag of tricks by Na... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Moral Tales NEXT: Introduction Download all of Moral Tales (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.