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In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program
"Spirit of Life" has become symbolic of Unitarian Universalist faith values of compassion and love. The phrase "Roots hold me close, wings set me free" expresses the power of a home, and the importance of leaving home for journeys. Share these ideas with the children.
First, have participants listen to the song.
Then, teach the words. Sing each phrase of the song and ask the group to sing the phrase back to you. Then, sing two phrases together and ask the group to sing these back to you. Finally, sing the whole song with the group.
Now distribute wrist scarves if you have made them ahead of time, or distribute ponytail holders and help each child tie his/her scarf to a hair tie. Show the children how to knot a scarf around a hair tie, and then slide a hand into the hair tie to make a wrist scarf. Allow them to experiment with their wrist scarves.
Play the recording of "Spirit of Life," inviting participants to sing along. Or, lead the group in singing "Spirit of Life" together.
Invite the children to dance creatively with their wrist scarves as they sing the song and/or hear the recording. Encourage participants to move and dance to feel and see the energy and color of their wrist scarves.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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