We took a long sheet of brown construction paper and rolled it up the long way, and then twisted the paper so it was rumpled and twisted. This was about ten feet long. This is tacked on to the wall horizontally (but a little curvy like a grapevine). I then took green and purple construction paper. With the green, I cut out grapevine leaves. With the purple I cut out many grapes. The paper leaves and grapes were placed in a jar. The twisted long brown paper is the “grapevine.” The kids are given these instructions: Whenever they do a SECRET service for someone, like help someone without bragging or calling attention to themselves, they can tape on a leaf to the Grapevine. If the kids noticed anyone being kind, generous etc, they can tape on a grape to the Grapevine. This project can start on Ash Wednesday, and continue through Lent.
Mary Cinatl, Fort Worth Diocese for the Deaf