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HARVEST OF OURSELVES

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Assembly Title
The Harvest of Ourselves

Submitted by
Richard Ross

Age Group
4-11

Aim
To enable children to understand that, as well as the 'harvest from the earth', there is also a harvest to be had from ourselves

Faith Group
Broadly Christian

Resources
Fresh produce - as mentioned in the script. Possibly pictures to accompany

Time of Year
Harvest

Script
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 mean?!”

“Let’s explain…”

Show 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 too.

Show 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.

Hold up the corn.

The corn is a traditional symbol of harvest, as it represents all the things that come from the earth.

The traditional 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.

Hold 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.

Hold 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 a hand?'

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.

This is 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.

Show 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.

Show the fruit bowl.

These represent 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' –

Hold up the grapes

we can turn them into something else.

The grapes can be made into: raisins, grape juice or wine.

Prayer:

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.



S. Daly 2000


Last updated 15-7-12.


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