We started by explaining how Halloween got its name from All Hallows Eve (the day before All Hallows/ All Saints) and then talked about how Saints were people who had made the world a better place and brought light to dark situations.
We played a relay race with 2 volunteers
First they hopped to a parachute, crawled under the parachute, and then hopped to a light at the finish line that they then held in the air. The first to hold up the light was the winner.
This symbolised the idea of how sometimes things in life could get scary and sad and feel dragged down (like going under the parachute) but there is light and hope at the end.
Next we told the story of the good Samaritan with bananas and oranges (see separate post!) to illustrate how others could help bring light to the life of people who were suffering in some way. We linked the story to Jesus telling us that we could be light to others and bring them hope. We showed this by setting fire to a dove pan and revealing some sweets! As usual, the children loved this trick!