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Day 2 Virtue Demonstration: GRATITUDE

 

You’ll need:

  • 3 soft, chewable candies
  • 6 small rocks 
  • VBS Music

Ask:

Who can tell me what gratitude means?

An attitude of thankfulness, showing appreciation, being grateful for what you have, etc.

I’m going to need 3 volunteers. 

 

Demonstrate:

Give each volunteer two small pebbles/rocks to put in each shoe. Give them each a candy to enjoy and tell them to walk around the room for a minute.  Play music while the other kids cheer them on. 

 

Explain:

In life, we can either focus on the negative things, like the rocks in our shoes, or we can be grateful for the many blessings we have. You got to listen to great music, have your friends around you, and you even got a treat to eat. Even when we’re going through hard times, there is always something we can be grateful for. 

Thank the volunteers and have them remove the rocks from their shoes and go back to their seats. 

 

Ask:

How many of you like to be thanked when you take the time to do something nice for someone or give them a special gift? 

Wait for show of hands.

How would you feel if you spent a long time making something for someone and when you gave it to them, they didn’t even say thank you? Answers will vary.

Do you think Jesus likes to be thanked for dying on the cross for us and for giving us His Body and His Blood in the Eucharist? Absolutely!

 

Explain:

The word Eucharist actually means thanksgiving. Every time we go to Mass, it’s important that we remember to say thank you to Jesus, for giving Himself to us in the beautiful sacrament of the Eucharist.

 

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