The Harvest of Ourselves
To enable children to understand that, as well as
the 'harvest from the earth', there is also a harvest to be had from
Fresh produce - as mentioned in the script.
Possibly pictures to accompany
We in Year 4 would like you to think not only about the
harvest of the earth, but also about the harvest of ourselves.
“What does that
the collection of harvest produce.
These things come
from the harvest of the earth, but if we think carefully we shall see
that they also represent our own gifts, which we can put to good use
one of the potatoes.
The potato is not
only a food, but it can grow roots,
It can then grow
new plants and more potatoes too. The shoots grow from the eyes.
In the same way
we too have eyes to look outward.
We can only
appreciate the glory of the world if we use our eyes properly.
up the corn.
The corn is a
traditional symbol of harvest, as it represents all the things that
come from the earth.
name for this part of the corn is the ear.
We have ears as
well, and we can use them to listen to God and to each other.
up the tulips.
We have cheated a
little bit here!!!
Can you guess
what the tulips are representing?
'Tulips' sounds a
bit like 'two lips'!
We can use our
lips to speak and sing, and to share the glory of God's world.
up the bunch of bananas.
Many people would
call this a bunch of bananas,
but some people
in the world call it a 'hand' of bananas.
We all use our
hands to do many things.
And often when
people need some help with a task they may ask,
'Can you give me
God asks us to
use our hands to do his work and to share his love.
Hold up the tin
of artichoke hearts and read the label out loud.
representing the heart.
The heart is not
only a vital organ, without which we can't live, but it is also one of
the most easily recognizable symbols of love. We can share our love
with everyone we meet.
the head of celery.
It is vital that
we 'use our heads' in order to make sure that all our other gifts and
talents are used thoughtfully.
If we don't think
about what we are doing, we can sometimes do the wrong thing.
the fruit bowl.
the 'fruits of our labours'.
This is an
old-fashioned saying that really means the results of our work.
If we take the
'fruits of our labours' –
up the grapes –
we can turn them
into something else.
The grapes can be
made into: raisins, grape juice or wine.
Thank you God for all the gifts of food that
you have given us.
Thank you God for all the gifts, talents and abilities you
have given us.
May we use our gifts wisely, and share them when we can.