Session 7: The Gift Of Helping Part of Wonderful Welcome In This Section Introduction From Wonderful Welcome Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? — Martin Luther King, Jr. This session introduces the intangible gift of helping, and... Session-at-a-Glance From Wonderful Welcome 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 10 Activity 4... Spiritual Preparation From Wonderful Welcome The opportunity to help presents itself in many ways. We may give money, food, or clothing — or literally a helping hand — to someone in need. Opening From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers... Activity 1: Wonder Box From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Wonder Box (See Session 1 for instructions for the Wonder Box.) Leader Resource 1, Helping around the Ea... Activity 2: Thread-The-Needle Hula Hoop Game From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity One large hula hoop Optional: Enough hula hoops for every pair of children in the group Preparation for... Activity 3: Story - Passing the Gift Along From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, Passing the Gift Along Optional: "The Gift of Giving" coloring sheet, and crayons... Activity 4: Helping Hands Wreath From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Construction paper in various colors Scissors, including left-handed scissors, to share Color pencils G... Activity 5: Singing "Children Helping Children" From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 2, Song: "Children Helping Children" Optional: A copy of the book, May This... Closing From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster Picture of the earth with people around it (Leader Resource 1, from Wonder Box) Tape o... Leader Reflection and Planning From Wonderful Welcome 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 well?... Faith In Action: Help The Goat Climb The Mountain For Heifer International From Wonderful Welcome Materials for Activity Large sheet of poster board A copy of Leader Resource 3, "Climb the Mountain" Animals Color markers, glue sticks and scissors... Alternate Activity 1: Helping Hands Wreaths To Take Home From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Construction paper in various colors, four different colors for each participant with some extra Pencil... Taking It Home From Wonderful Welcome Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? — Martin Luther King, Jr. IN TODAY'S SESSION... The children learned about the intangible... The Gift Of Giving Janeen K Grohsmeyer From Wonderful Welcome 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.... Leader Resource 1: Helping Around The World Picture From Wonderful Welcome Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Leader Resource 2: Song From Wonderful Welcome The song, "Children Helping Children," by Dana Clark, appears in the book, May This Light Shine (Charlotte, NC: Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network... Leader Resource 3: Climb the Mountain Animals From Wonderful Welcome Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Find Out More From Wonderful Welcome Beatrice Biira A July 3, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/03/opinion/03kristof.html?_r=3&scp=2&sq=… York Times column by Nicholas Kristof provides an... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Wonderful Welcome NEXT: Introduction Download all of Wonderful Welcome (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.