Ask children to call out words that represent family to them, such as kindness, protective, and strong bonds. Have children look at this week’s artwork and point out elements that symbolize family. Next, have children draw a picture of their family or if possible, use a photograph of their family, and collage phrases or words that represent what family means to them. Display the family collages around the classroom or in the vestibule of the church, or invite children to frame the collage and display it in their home.
Point out to young people how this artwork depicts different roles of women: new mother, supportive sister/friend, protective angel. Discuss the important roles that women play in their own lives. Have young people write a letter to one or more women who have had a positive influence in their lives. Point out that this letter is private and does not have to be sent if they choose. Encourage young people to be specific about how these women have helped them and to be mindful of their actions towards others. Invite young people to either send the letter or find another way to show their gratitude for these special women in their lives.