The girls actually led this into a side activity. Both of them wanted me to draw the outline of a person so they could color in their own clothes. They did this while I cut out the puzzle.
The next step was to put the puzzle together. We had to review perseverance and patience from week one and two during this step as the girls were frustrated it wouldn’t stay together like a normal puzzle. Once the puzzle was completed, I took a part of the guy away.
Me: What would happen to the guy of this piece was taken?
Girls: He wouldn’t have an eye?
Me: Do you think his body would work as well without an eye?
I continued to take away different pieces with the same dialogue. I then related it to being the body of Christ. We also talked about how that related to being sensitive to the other members of the body.
Next I asked them about their thumbs. I said their thumbs couldn’t possible be important because they are so small. I gave them their Mr. Potato Head and told them to put it together without using their thumbs. When they realized how difficult it was, I talked to them about how everyone is important and every job is important to make this world work. Things that may seem insignificant are actually really valuable, and we need to be sensitive to everyone’s role.