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Session 7: The Gift Of Helping

Session 7: The Gift Of Helping
Session 7: The Gift Of Helping

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  • Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? — Martin Luther King, Jr. This session introduces the intangible gift of...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Thread the Needle Hula Hoop Game 10 Activity 3: Story — The Gift of Giving...
  • The opportunity to help presents itself in many ways. We may give money, food, or clothing — or literally a helping hand — to someone in...
  • 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 (See Session 1 for instructions for the Wonder Box.) Leader Resource 1, Helping around the Earth Optional...
  • Materials for Activity One large hula hoop Optional: Enough hula hoops for every pair of children in the group Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, Passing the Gift Along Optional: "The Gift of Giving" coloring sheet , and crayons Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Construction paper in various colors Scissors, including left-handed scissors, to share Color pencils Glue or glue...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 2, Song: "Children Helping Children" Optional: A copy of the book, May This Light Shine :...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster Picture of the earth with people around it ( Leader Resource 1, from Wonder Box) Tape or glue...
  • 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...
  • Materials for Activity Large sheet of poster board A copy of Leader Resource 3, "Climb the Mountain" Animals Color markers, glue sticks and...
  • Materials for Activity Construction paper in various colors, four different colors for each participant with some extra Pencils, glue or...
  • Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? — Martin Luther King, Jr. IN TODAY'S SESSION... The children learned about...
  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    On Steve's sixth birthday, many people gave him gifts. His mother gave him a chess set and promised to teach him how to play after dinner...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • The song, "Children Helping Children," by Dana Clark, appears in the book, May This Light Shine (Charlotte, NC: Unitarian Universalist...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Beatrice Biira A July 3, 2008 New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof provides an update on Beatrice Biira, who graduated from...

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