Activity time: 5 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Taking It Home
Preparation for Activity
- Download and adapt Taking It Home and copy it as a handout for all participants (or email it to all parents later).
Description of Activity
Gather all participants to form a circle for the closing ritual. Ask everyone to cross their arms in front of their body before taking the hands of the people next to them. Say "We are tied together by the spirit of peace when we ... " and ask anyone who wishes to participate to fill in a word or phrase. When everyone who wishes to share has done so, open the circle by having everyone, while still holding hands, turn to their right, so that everyone is facing out and no longer has their arms crossed in front of their body. (Be mindful of participants' physical mobility; use this closing activity only if you are sure all children can comfortably participate. As an alternative, simply invite the entire group to hold hands.)
Distribute copies of Taking It Home you have prepared. Thank and dismiss participants.