SERVICE is giving to others and looking for ways to be helpful instead of waiting to be asked.
You are practicing service when you do your part to care for the earth, people or the environment, and you don’t wait to be asked when something needs to be done.
How can we be of service to our friends and family?
(Adapted from the Virtues Project)
1. Opening Activities
Yoga: Simple kids yoga inspired by Super Stretch Yoga (2-3 poses and breathing exercises)
2. Virtue introduction and examples
Welcome song: Who’s at Virtues in the Village today?
3. Story: Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen
Reading: This is a story about the people in our neighborhood, and some of the great service they do.
Discussion: Who was in the story? Where did the story happen? The book ends with a question of what we will be doing today, so let’s think about our answer.
4. Craft: ‘What I will do this week cards’ – after talking about the great acts of service we will be doing this week, we will draw an outline of our hand on paper folded in half, and inside it write or draw some of the great things we will be doing this week.
5. Practice activity: After drawing our service activity on our cards, we will take turns and with our grown-up first show everyone else the card, then act out the activity for others to guess (similar to charades, but with help from the grown-ups and the visual aid of the drawing).
6. Closing activities:
Song: I think you’re wonderful, by Red Grammer