1. To help members identify their gifts and talents
2. To help members understand that all people have gifts and talents to share
3. To help members understand the importance of sharing their gifts and talents with home, school, and
Supplies for this Activity
Apples- one apple per person
Knife to cut the apples
Piece of paper per person
Pencil per person
CD Case- one per person
Craft supplies- foam shapes, glue, glitter, stickers, markers, crayons, beads, etc.
30 to 40 minutes
Apples- Everyone needs an apple. Do not eat it, mark on it, or do anything to it.
What are these? (Apples)
You might think you have just an ordinary apple. Take a few minutes and get to know your apple. Once again
please don’t damage the apples in any way.
Collect the apples in a box. Have the group find their apple again.
I want everyone to look at the apple in their hand and look at your neighbor’s apple.
What do you notice about these apples?
How are they the same?
How are they different?
How did you identify your apple? How is this like the way we deal with others? We often look only at what’s on
the outside. Also look for unique characteristics and names.
Exploring Your Gifts, Talents and
Apples are like people. We are alike in some ways and we are different in some ways. Give me some examples
of how we are the same. How are we different?
Each of you has something special that your school, your home, and your community needs. This something
special is called your gifts and talents. Everyone has individual characteristics- special gifts and talents that
make them unique- that make them valuable.
Think about the pennies in the world- nothing special about all those pennies that look alike, but what about
“wheat cents” pennies? They are more valuable when there is something unique.
Cut your apples in half across the equator. You will see a five point star.
We all have a