To demonstrate the sign of peace from Mass and to stress its importance
The children will be familiar with the sign of peace as a time to share the peace of Christ with the Church community.
Depending on the number of children in the group, you may need to join one of the lines so that both lines are equal and everyone has a partner.
Encourage the children to be open to extending the sign of peace to others. If a child shares a story about someone who refuses to participate in the handshake at Mass, tell him or her to just say Peace be with you to that person.