Session 5: Forgiveness Part of Moral Tales In This Section Introduction From Moral Tales If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. — Henry... 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 — Mussa an... Spiritual Preparation From Moral Tales Forgiveness is one of the most challenging and yet rewarding spiritual tasks we will encounter in our lifetimes.... 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 A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound instrument Story theater, made using Lead... Activity 3: Story - Mussa And Nagib From Moral Tales Activity time: 8 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "Mussa and Nagib" Story theater, made using Leader Resource 1, Story Theater... Activity 4: Processing The Story From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story theater Optional: A copy of Leader Resource 2, Quick Stretch Exercises Preparation for Activity T... Activity 5: Writing In Sand From Moral Tales Activity time: 12 minutes Materials for Activity Play sand Paper plates and paint brushes for all participants A large roasting pan or an open box with ... Activity 6: Etching In Stone From Moral Tales Activity time: 13 minutes Materials for Activity Air-drying modeling clay Pencils or toothpicks for all participants Paper plates and plastic sandwich b... 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 Waste basket lined with... Closing From Moral Tales Activity time: 2 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 - Protecting Seals, Awareness/Fundraising From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Multiple sheets of poster board or large, blank sheets of paper Optional:... 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: Quick Stretch From Moral Tales Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Copy of Leader Resource 2, Quick Stretch Exercises Preparation for Activity Review Leader Resource, Quic... Alternate Activity 3: Making Shoe Box Theaters To Take Home From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Shoe boxes for all participants Masking tape Play sand, modeling clay, blue paper, glue, toothpicks, an... Alternate Activity 4: Retelling the Story in Pairs From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity The story theater Preparation for Activity Set the story theater on a low table, away from where the lar... Taking It Home: Forgiveness From Moral Tales If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. — Henry... Story 1 Mussa and Nagib From Moral Tales Adapted from a story by Malba Tahan (pen name for Julio Cesar de Mello e Souza, 1895-1975), a mathematician from Brazil who also wrote The Man Who Count... Leader Resource 1: Story Theater From Moral Tales Before you make your story theater, read the story, "Mussa and Nagib," to get a sense of the action in the story, and to figure out how big a story thea... Leader Resource 2: Quick Stretch Exercises From Moral Tales In this quick "get the wiggles out" activity, you will lead the children in a short series of stretching and breathing exercises.... 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... Leader Resource 4: Take-Home Story Theater From Moral Tales You will need: Shoe boxes or large, flat pieces of cardboard for all participants Play sand Modeling clay Blue paper, and scissors Glue Toothpicks, thre... Find Out More About Forgiveness From Moral Tales A quotation from Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, a 19th-century preacher, journalist and French politician, may help you think further about forgiveness: Do... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Moral Tales NEXT: Introduction Download all of Moral Tales (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.