Session 11: Kindness in Nature Part of World of Wonder In This Section Introduction From World of Wonder The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way its animals are treated. — Mahatma Gandhi This session highlights kindness... Session-at-a-Glance From World of Wonder Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game 5 Activity 2: Story — The Noble Ibex 10 Activity 3: Animal Altruism Stories and Dramatic Rol... Spiritual Preparation From World of Wonder Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to... Opening for Session 11, Kindeness in Nature From World of Wonder Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Group Covenant (Session 1)... Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game From World of Wonder Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Inflatable earth ball or globe, available from... Activity 2: Story - The Noble Ibex From World of Wonder Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "The Noble Ibex" A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story suc... Activity 3: Animal Altruism Stories and Dramatic Role Plays From World of Wonder Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Animal Altruism Stories Optional: Computer with Internet access and a large monitor ... Activity 4: Clay Animals From World of Wonder Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Air-hardening clay Newspaper or a plastic tarp Preparation for Activity Optional: Cover work surface. Closing From World of Wonder Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity World of Wonder Mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 2, Mural Image - Dolphins, and tape Closing song... Leader Reflection and Planning From World of Wonder Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with any other team leaders... Faith In Action: Kindness Cookies and Cupcakes Bake Sale From World of Wonder Activity time: 90 minutes Materials for Activity Cookies and cupcakes Paper plates or napkins Price labels Container for cash, and money to give as chan... Alternate Activity 1: Welcoming Web Game From World of Wonder Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Ball of yarn Preparation for Activity Clear an open space where the group can sit in a circle.... Alternate Activity 2: View of Nature - Animal Video Clips From World of Wonder Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Computer with Internet access, and a large monitor or a digital projector and screen Preparation for... Taking It Home: Kindness in Nature From World of Wonder The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way its animals are treated. — Mahatma Gandhi IN TODAY'S SESSION...... The Noble Ibex: A Jataka Tale Sarah Conover From World of Wonder From the book Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents. Once upon a time, the Buddha was born as a magnificent ibex.... Leader Resource 1: Animal Altruism Stories From World of Wonder Dolphin Heroes 1: Shark Rescue One time, a man named Todd was surfing in the ocean in California. Just as he hit a really good wave, a very big shark... Leader Resource 2: Mural Image - Dolphins From World of Wonder "Two bottled nosed dolphins up close" from Office.com, a division of Microsoft Corporation(R). Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of... Find Out More From World of Wonder Read animal hero stories collected on the HubPages website. Watch this story of dolphins rescuing a surfer on the MSNBC website. PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: World of Wonder NEXT: Introduction Download all of World of Wonder (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.