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Session 8: The Gift Of Families

Session 8: The Gift Of Families
Session 8: The Gift Of Families

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  • One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night. — Margaret Mead This session's...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Story — The Picture on the Kitchen Wall 10...
  • Children learn how to give and receive respect and caring primarily in the family. Yet, in many families, the expression of these...
  • 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.) Leader Resource 1 , Chinese Characters for "Kindness" Preparation for Activity Print out...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, The Picture on the Kitchen Wall Optional: "The Picture on the Kitchen Wall" coloring sheet ,...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 1 , Chinese Characters for "Kindness" Newsprint, markers and tape 8 1/2 x 11-inch drawing...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 2, Scenarios for Sharing Intangible Gifts in Our Families Preparation for Activity Review...
  • Materials for Activity Imagination Optional: Two large pieces of different colored construction paper and a stapler to make hats...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster A copy of the Chinese characters, "ren" and "ci" (kindness) from Leader Resource 1 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...
  • Preparation for Activity Look for ways the children can create a Chinese New Year celebration to share with the larger congregation. Gather...
  • Materials for Activity Drawing paper and markers or crayons Color construction paper larger than the drawing paper Glue sticks Preparation...
  • One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night. — Margaret Mead IN TODAY'S...
  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    A story from China. Sophia Lyon Fahs, From Long Ago and Many Lands. Read or tell the story. Long, long ago in the land of China there lived...
  • From the website Quotable Kindness. Together, this pair of Pinyin Chinese characters, pronounced "ren" "ci," describes someone performing a...
  • Read the scenarios aloud to the group to act out, if they choose, and to discuss. After you present each scenario, help the children...
  • Kinds of Kindness The two Chinese characters in Leader Resource 1 are pronounced "ren" and "ci" in Mandarin. Together they describe someone...

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