Session 9: Generosity: Give and Ye Shall Receive

Session 9: Generosity: Give and Ye Shall Receive
Session 9: Generosity: Give and Ye Shall Receive

In This Section

  • Giving brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous, we experience joy in...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Gems of Goodness 5 Activity 2: Story Basket and Centering 3 Activity 3:...
  • Read the session, especially the story. Take a few minutes to think about a time when someone was especially generous to you with no...
  • Materials for Activity Mosaic gemstones, at least three per participant A colorful cloth A small notebook, approximately two by three...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Clear glass jar or vase Small notebooks, approximately two by three inches, for any newcomers Markers and stick-on...
  • Materials for Activity A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story, such as a globe or map, pictures of a...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of story, "The Better Offer" Preparation for Activity Read through the story a few times. If possible,...
  • Materials for Activity Smocks or old tee shirts for all participants Flour, water, vegetable oil, salt, and food coloring as detailed in...
  • Materials for Activity Parcels or containers of modeling dough made by children in Activity 4: Home-made Modeling Dough Waxed paper...
  • Materials for Activity Containers to hold markers, stickers and other arts and crafts materials children have used Lined wastebasket Paper...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Moral Compass poster Optional: One copy of Singing the Journey , supplement to the...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. Be ready to share your thoughts...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Leader Resource 2, Toy and Book Drive Letter Preparation for Activity Confer with the director of...
  • Materials for Activity Large container, such as ceramic or metal bowl Play sand (can be found at local hardware store) or unscented cat...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the book, Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel (Sierra Club Books, 1994) Optional: Copy...
  • Giving brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous, we experience joy in...
  • Adapted from a historical Islamic tale. Uthman ibn Affan was one of the very first followers of the prophet Muhammad, who started the...
  • This recipe will make enough modeling dough for two or three children to use in Session 9: Generosity. This can be messy. Use smocks or old...
  • Dear Parents, The children in Moral Tales will be collecting new and gently used toys and books for (name of agency or organization), from...
  • Visit a website of "alternative gifts" to target a donation of any amount toward one of many specific programs that improve the lives of...

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