We had two activities to do for our November Family Group. Each group picked a student to get a prize (a bag of candy). The other students were to approach that student and ask them to share their prize. They were instructed to do this without saying a please or thank you. We asked the student who got the prize how they felt about sharing it with others without any please or thank yous. We asked the students who got a piece of candy without using manners how they felt. Did they feel guilty? We discussed the connections between this activity and what Jesus did for us. Do we remember to thank Jesus for all our blessings? We collaborated this activity with the gospel reading of Luke:11-19.
The other activity we did was to color or write on a turkey feather what we were most grateful for. It was made into a collage of thank you feathers from the whole school. It is displayed by the office.