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November 19, 2017 • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeLive the GospelObjectives ● The children will:●  Realizethatourtalentsmayleadustoourgrown-upjobs.●  Play games using their talents.Activity ● What can I be? (page 2) Open Seeds to page 2 and read the title aloud with the children. Tell the children that the special talents God gives us help us to decide what we want to be when we grow up. Identify the possible choices on page 2. Ask: What makes each job special? Next, have the children put their copies of Seeds at their places at the worktable and then move to the open area. Ask: What does a firefighter do? Then have the children become firefighters, showing you one thing a firefighter does. Continue with the teacher, artist, doctor, and astronaut.Ask: What does a teacher do? Could you do that? Accept only yes as an answer. Ask the same questions about the firefighter, astronaut, doctor, and artist. Add any other occupations the children suggest.Activity ● My Special Talents (pages 3–4) Gather back in the work area and ask the children to open Seeds to page 3. Look at each picture and identify what the children are doing. Left column: praying, doing a duck walk, hopping on one foot. Right column: touching toes, spinning around, doing a somersault. Invite volunteers to demonstrate the action in each picture. Be sure all the children have a chance to do an action. Talk about the talent it takes to do each of these activities. Emphasize that all the children have some of these talents.Turn to page 4. Invite the children to identify the animals. Cat, pig, rooster, sheep, dog, cow. Name the animals again, this time having the children make the sound the animal makes. Comment on the talent it takes to make animal sounds.Activity ● The Talent Game (pages 3–4) Distribute scissors. Have the children cut apart the six animal pictures on the heavy black lines. When they finish, they will have six pictures with an animal on one side and a child doing an activity on the other side.Give each child an envelope for the picture cards. Gather the children in the open area, sitting in a circle with their envelopes of cards. The first child pulls a card out of his or her envelope without looking at it and hands it to the child on his or her right. That child must either make the sound of the animal or do the activity the child in the picture is doing. Then the child returns the card to the first child and takes a card from his or her envelope and continues the game.You may try different varieties of this game. If your group is shy or overly active, you may wish to distribute the cards yourself. You will then have control of the game and be able to select cards appropriate to specific children.As you complete the game, help the children put their picture cards in their envelopes to take home.Closing Prayer Pray: “God, we thank you for the special talents you have given us. We can use our bodies and our voices. We can be kind to each other.” The children respond, “Amen.”Ask the children if there is anyone or anything they wish to pray about. After they have surfaced their concerns, pray a prayer of thanks for these children who care about others.Conclude your prayer and gathering by playing and singing “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13).Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.Lesson Wrap-UpVisit to download Seeds Weekly Review template.Use Activity #26 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-7

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