Things to do together

Craft: Love Chain

What you'll need:

Pink and /or red construction paper, cut into 8.5" strips 

Staplers


Part of forgiveness is remembering that we are all in need of forgiveness sometimes and at the same time, we are all beloved children of God. Both at the same time! Everyone is in the same situation. So for our craft we are going to make a chain of hearts. Each heart is like each of us. We are all connected and all of us are loved, no matter what!

Hand out at least 6 strips to each kid. Have them first fold each strip of paper in half, making a sharp crease at the center. Next, they'll take one and reverse the tops down into the center and staple them together so that it makes a shape of a heart. They'll also do this to the rest of the strips, making sure they interlock them first before stapling them.


Prayer

Dear God, sometimes we make bad choices that hurt others. Help us always be able to say we are sorry, to forgive others, and to forgive ourselves. Remind us every day that we are loved, no matter what! Amen.


Blessing

Make the sign of the cross on one another’s forehead as you look each other in the eye and say, "You are loved - no matter what!"