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Session 4: The Gift Of Kindness

Session 4: The Gift Of Kindness
Session 4: The Gift Of Kindness

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  • So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs. — Ella Wheeler...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Story — The Very Short Rule 10 Activity 3: Making Golden Rulers 10 Activity...
  • Take a quiet moment to reflect on the Golden Rule. Try to remember the first time you heard it and what you thought about it. Did it make...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box (For instructions for making a Wonder Box, see Session 1.) Leader Resource 1: Golden Rulers Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, The Very Short Rule Optional: "The Very Short Rule" coloring sheet , and crayons Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Golden Rulers Yellow or gold card stock Scissors or paper cutter Thin markers or pencils in dark...
  • Materials for Activity The Golden Rulers participants made in Activity 3 Newsprint, markers and tape Description of Activity Gather the...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of "Filled with Loving Kindness," Hymn 1031 in Singing the Journey Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster The Golden Ruler that was in the Wonder Box Tape or glue stick Copies of Taking It Home for all...
  • Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leaders: How do we feel about today's session? What parts of the session worked...
  • Preparation for Activity Use your own ideas, the ideas provided in Description of Activity below, or ideas from the following websites to...
  • Materials for Activity Blank index cards and colored markers for all participants Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity...
  • So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs. — Ella Wheeler...
  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    From From Long Ago and Many Lands by Sophia Lyon Fahs, second edition (Boston: Skinner House, 1995). Read or tell the story. When Jesus...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Find ideas for kind acts on these websites: The website of the organization, Random Acts of Kindness Learning to Give , a website which...

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