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Body Image (Gingerbread Decorating)

This discussion starter was created by Beth Cooper.

This discussion starter requires you to get your group doing an activity!

1 – Buy or make some gingerbread people and get your young people to design or decorate them. You can let them go freestyle or give them a brief like ‘design what the ideal person looks like’

2 – Discuss the decoration of these gingerbread people. Did the young people feel the need to create a gingerbread person that ‘impresses’?

3 – What pressures do you feel to ‘fit in’ or ‘impress’? What influences this?

(Suggested bible passage/story: Psalm 139)