It was very exciting to see all the families arrive so early on a sunny Saturday morning. The kids are all psyched and ready to get down to work and start planting (which is also the case with our own kids). They were a bit restless as we told them to do some prep work for the event. 


Before we started planting, first there was a presentation on the role of trees  on our planet, and how we should plant and take care of them. Reminding the kids of their role as stewards of the planet. They all screamed and laughed when they saw our mystery guest who came out to play with them.


After the presentation the MC led all the children over to the planting site, they lined up for their saplings, and got down to work. It was quite a site to see all the little people kneel down to plant with their parents. After they finished, I went over to inspect them and if they had planted properly, give them their certificate of tree planting. 


The event finished around noon, I am sure all the participants had a super time. Many parents told us please to notify them again the next time we do it. I think there is something really significant about letting kids know their roles as stewards of the planet, and that they, even at their young age can do something for the planet and benefit of others. 


I was especially moved (to tears actually) by the sight of my boys planting. Because I had been so busy helping out the other families, I was not able to plant with them, instead of nagging me to plant with them, they were off planting by themselves, and even helping other people with their planting. I thought to myself, this is why we do DOMI, so that our kids can learn to be servants for others and the world, and take an active part to plant and build something better. 

 

9/13 種樹活動


在星期六的一大早,看到許多的家庭,爸爸與媽媽帶著小孩,一起來到現場。知道是來種樹的活動,孩子們都迫不及待的要去種樹現場,似乎有一點不太想要依照我們為他們精心準備的活動步驟。

在開始種樹之前,我們有一個由劇場專家所設計的戶外教學,跟孩子們分享樹在地球所扮演的重要角色,如何種樹,還有孩子們可以怎麼樣做好地球的小管家。孩子們看到神秘嘉賓的時候都開心的大叫與大笑,現場氣氛都High了起來。

教學活動結束之後,主持人帶著大家到旁邊的種樹現場,孩子們有序的領了自己的樹苗後開始種樹。看到一個個的孩子們與他們的爸媽排成一列蹲在地上挖土,將樹苗放進去,蓋土跟澆水,親子互動的過程很有戲劇張力。大家種完之後,會請我過去幫他們看看有沒有種好,及格的話我就會發種樹小證書給孩子。

活動中午前就結束了,我很肯定所有的參與者都感到很開心且極有意義的度過了一個星期六早晨,有許多位父母還過來跟我們說下次再辦的時候,一定要通知他們!我覺得雖然只是很小的一件事情,不過在這個時代裡面,能夠讓孩子到戶外與大地接觸,用自己的力氣,為地球及他人流汗,有重大的意義,也一定是他們生命中的祝福!

我特別感動(...還流淚了)的是看到我的兩個兒子在種樹的畫面。因為我在忙碌幫忙其他種樹的家庭,沒有閒暇照顧他們。他們不但沒有來吵我或抱怨,自己還很認真的在一邊幹活,而且他們自己的樹苗種完之後,還跑去幫助許多其他人。我就在想,這就是為什麼我們要做DOMI,讓孩子們可以學習去服侍別人以及他們所住的環境,而且主動積極地去做他們可以做的事情,除了為了自己也為了其他人。

一大早看到好多孩子來報到要種樹感覺好贊!

一大早看到好多孩子來報到要種樹感覺好贊!

教孩子們種樹的方式,與樹在我們環境所扮演的重要角色。

教孩子們種樹的方式,與樹在我們環境所扮演的重要角色。

孩子們看到特別來賓都好興奮!

孩子們看到特別來賓都好興奮!

孩子們領樹苗迫不及待的要開始種樹!

孩子們領樹苗迫不及待的要開始種樹!

很開心其他的家庭終於可以與我們一起享受帶孩子種樹的滿足與樂趣!

很開心其他的家庭終於可以與我們一起享受帶孩子種樹的滿足與樂趣!

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