To discuss and plan a meal for a poor family
The children will identify practical ways to respond to God's invitation in everyday living.
A prewritten note to the children's parents explaining that the group is putting together a food basket for a poor family in the community. Describe where, when, and how the food basket will get to the family, food pantry, or shelter. On the last line of the note, write, ?Your child,________, has volunteered to do special chores or work around the house this week to earn money to purchase_______ for the class food basket.? Finish the letter by expressing gratitude to the family for their contribution and support.
Before the discussion begins, you may want to write on the board a list of the elements that make up a well-balanced meal.
Perhaps you or the parish can contribute grocery store gift certificates to put in the basket to help purchase the meal.
Make sure all the foods are non-perishable items.
If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.