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Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Indian snack food, such as papadum, naan or samosas
  • Water to drink
  • Paper plates, napkins and cups

Preparation for Activity

  • Cut, break or divide snacks into child-sized individual servings.

Description of Activity

Indicate India on your globe or world map. Explain that India is a country where Unitarian churches have Unitarian Universalist partner congregations in the U.S. Show children the snack. Tell the children what it is called, and ask whether they have tried it before. If not, what do they think it will taste like? Distribute the snack. As they taste, lead a discussion: Do they enjoy trying new foods? What other foods do they like to eat that come from different countries?

Affirm that one pleasure of world community is experiencing the gifts of different agricultural products and different recipes.

Including All Participants

Check with your director of religious education and Faithful Journeys parents about children's allergies or food restrictions. Carefully check the ingredients in all snack foods.

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