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In "Faithful Journeys," a Tapestry of Faith program
, listening to, or writing poetry can be a spiritual practice, especially for those with verbal facility and those who learn best by reading or hearing.
Read the poem you chose aloud. Invite children to enjoy the sound of the words, as well as listen for the meaning of the poem.
Then, ask children for any responses:
If you have time, distribute blank paper, pencils, and crayons or markers. Invite children to illustrate or respond to the poem in a drawing, or write their own poem about how nature can be amazing.
Children who have difficulty sitting still to listen may benefit from having access to fidget objects (Session 2, Leader Resource 2).
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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