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Give Generously Game 1: Pass the Parcel     https://sites.google.com/site/valueslessons

Preparation: Make a parcel by wrapping layers of newspaper together with a lolly and an instruction (see below) printed on coloured paper, as part of each layer. 
At the centre of the parcel have the poem below with a lolly. Have lively music playing, within reach so that you can pause it.

How to Play
The Students sit in a circle and pass the parcel around the circle. When the music stops the child who is holding the parcel gets to open a layer, find the lolly and the read out the instructions.
 
Examples of instructions: (print out and cut into strips.)

• Give the lolly to a person who is really good at singing

• Give the lolly to a person who is a really good friend

• Give the lolly to a person who is kind

• Give the lolly to a person who is funny

• Give the lolly to a person who is generous

• Give the lolly to a person who is always smiling

• Give the lolly to a person who is very helpful

• Give the lolly to a person who is encouraging

• Give the lolly to a person who writes good stories

• Give the lolly to a person who is honest

• Give the lolly to a person who is an awesome artist

• Give the lolly to a person who always tells the truth

• Give the lolly to a person who is always polite

• Give the poem and lolly to the best reader (Last instruction, in the centre of the parcel)

Play the game until you get to the centre of the parcel and have the final person given a lolly read this poem, wrapped in the centre, to the class:
An inspiring quote about #stewardship from www.values.com #dailyquote #passiton

Do all the good you can. 
By all the means you can. 
In all the ways you can. 
In all the places you can. 
At all the times you can. 
To all the people you can. 
As long as ever you can.
- John Wesley

Source: http://www.values.com/inspirational-quotes/7274-do-all-the-good-you-can-by-all-the-means-you

Discussion Questions
1. Normally when we play 'pass the parcel' we want it to land on us because we get to keep the prize. Today you gave the lolly away to someone else to encourage them.
How did you feel when you had to give the lolly to someone else?
2. We feel good when we are generous to others. What are some ways we can be generous? With our...

Game idea from: http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/sites/default/files/uploads/Lesson%207-Generosity.pdf

Optional Activity
Have the pupils make up a similar poem, that begins with:
Give every gift I can...
Have them frame, decorate or illustrate them. Pin them to the wall.


Give Generously Game 2: The Shoe Game (Reverse 'Rob the Nest')

Preparation
For this game you will need to split the class into teams. Each team will need a tub, bucket, box, hoop or a specific area marked out in the middle for their pile of shoes. You might like to set each group up in the corners of the room or court, but make sure players in each team are an equal distance from the pile of shoes in the middle. 
Begin by getting everyone to take their shoes off and place them in the middle of the room (all shoes from all teams together in the middle). Explain to the students that the object of the game is to fill up others team’s tubs with shoes and for their team to end up with no shoes or the smallest amount possible in the time allocated.
You might like to play some fast music for this game and finish when the song finishes or you can have someone timing an allocated time, or if a group empties their tub.

How to Play
One person at a time from each team is the runner, while the others sit in a line behind their tub, awaiting their turn. The first players run to the middle, take one of the shoes and place it (not throw it) into another group’s tub. When they have given away three shoes, they tag the next player's hand, who stands up and continues the game. The first runner now sits at the back of their line. Once all the shoes are gone from the middle, students are able to take shoes (one at a time) from their own tubs and place them into another group's tub. When the music or time finishes, ask everyone to sit in their groups and count how many shoes they have in their tubs. The winning team is the one with the least number of shoes.
Discussion Questions
1. This game is like the game called 'Rob the Nest.' How are they different? (Usually you will be trying to get as many things as you can into your teams tub rather than giving things away.) Did it feel weird? 
2. Is it more fun giving things to others, or do you prefer games where you have to get the most to win? Why?
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