In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program
You can't always look at a group of people and tell if they are a family or not. So, what makes a family? What do families have in common? Some of the answers are on these pieces of paper.
Place a stack of four letters, face down and scrambled, on each of the work surfaces. Tell the children that they will work in smaller groups to unscramble the letters they are given, and that each group has the letters to make a different word.
Form four groups, mixing children who might be stronger spellers with others who may not yet spell or recognize letters. Invite the children to move the letters around until they spell a word for something people do for each other in a family.
To make the task easier, you can tell them the words they are looking for: "care," "feed," "love," and "safe." You may wish to write the words on newsprint and post them as the small groups begin working.
Visit each group and assist as needed. After the letters are unscrambled, ask the children how each of the four words relates to families. Encourage the children to think of examples from the story about Tango, from their own families, or from other families they know.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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