Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Wonderful Welcome: A Program for Children Grades K-1

Faith In Action: Presenting Our Wonder Boxes

Materials for Activity

  • Wonder Boxes made in Activity 5

Preparation for Activity

  • Arrange for the children to present their Wonder Boxes which contain the intangible gift of themselves, to a gathering of the congregational community. It could be another religious education group, the religious education teachers, or the entire congregation - whatever is appropriate.
  • If you plan to have children participate in a worship service, arrange the details with your religious educator, minister and/or lay worship leaders.

Description of Activity

Children will decide to whom they will give the gift of themselves. Help them decide how they will make a presentation - what they will say or sing or do. In front of the congregation, leaders may speak for them, perhaps reading the children's words collected in class. Or each child may say one or two words naming their intangible gift. The children will likely be more comfortable speaking in a more interpersonal setting. In either context, some children may not want to speak at all. Make sure each child participates only in a way they choose.