Session 4: In Another's Shoes Part of Moral Tales In This Section Introduction From Moral Tales The first duty of love is to listen. — Paul Tillich To explore the experience of empathy is to understand more deeply the first Unitarian Universalist... Session-at-a-Glance From Moral Tales Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Gems of Goodness 5 Activity 2: Story Basket and Centering 5 Activity 3: Story – The... Spiritual Preparation From Moral Tales To prepare yourself spiritually for this session you may find it helpful to take a few moments to experience empathy in an adaptation of a Tibetan Buddh... 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"x 3", for any newcomers Markers and stick-on ge... Activity 2: Story Basket And Centering From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A large basket A stuffed animal seal or pictures of seals in the wild A chime, a rain stick, or another... Activity 3: Story - The Wounded Seal From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "The Wounded Seal" A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound instrument... Activity 4: Processing The Story From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Preparation for Activity This activity is meant to follow the story, "The Wounded Seal," if you have told in a participatory... Activity 5: Cooperative Musical Hoops From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Three to five hula hoops Optional: If hula hoops are unavailable, you can adapt this game by using carp... Activity 6: In Your Shoes: Real Life From Multiple Perspectives From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Copy of Leader Resource 1, Empathy Scenarios Five pairs of paper shoes A bell, chime, or other sound... Activity 7: Clean-up From Moral Tales Activity time: 2 minutes Materials for Activity Plastic tubs or baskets to store markers, pens, stickers and other art materials.... Session 4: In Another's Shoes-Closing From Moral Tales Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Moral Compass poster Optional: One copy of Singing the Journey, supplement ... 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: Short-term - Protecting Seals, Advocacy From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Card stock or other paper for the children to make cards Envelopes sized appropriately for cards or... 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: Story Hot Seat From Moral Tales Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story,"The Wounded Seal" Preparation for Activity Move the chairs into a half circle with... Alternate Activity 3: My Partner's Shoes From Moral Tales Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity A box or bag large enough to hold one shoe from half of the participants Description of Activity When yo... Alternate Activity 4: Empathetic Listening From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A bell or other noise maker Newsprint, markers, and tape A piece of paper with these three questions... Taking It Home: In Another's Shoes From Moral Tales The first duty of love is to listen. — Paul Tillich IN TODAY'S SESSION... Today the children learned about empathy as a tool for treating others with... Story 1 The Wounded Seal A Folk Tale from Scotland From Moral Tales Adapted from a Scottish folktale in The Fairy Mythology by Thomas Keightley (George Bell & Sons, 1882).Long ago in Scotland there was a small fishing... Leader Resource 1: Empathy Scenarios From Moral Tales Scenario #1: Bullying on the Playground A bully and two of the bully’s friends are surrounding a child alone on the playground and making fun of his/her... Leader Resource 2: Shoe Template From Moral Tales Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Leader Resource 3: Faith In Action Letters to Parents From Moral Tales Here are two sample letters to engage parents' help in (1) the children's retelling of "The Wounded Seal" or (2) a fundraising bake sale to help an... Find Out More From Moral Tales Tonglin Meditation Learn more about the Buddhist practice of Tonglin meditation.... 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