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In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants work together to create one large picture of a body. Ideally, the body will contain aspects of everyone in the group.
Invite children, one at a time, to pose by lying down on the mural paper while you trace one part of their body. Position each child so that, all together, the tracings will form one complete body. If the group is large, trace individual fingers of some children, or trace more than one complete body, so every child is represented.
When tracing is done, invite everyone to draw and color the body’s hair and clothes. Ask the children to look at what others in the group are wearing and urge them to represent aspects of everyone’s clothing and hair styles on the body. Optional: Use construction paper, glitter, and yarn to show clothes, accessories, and hair.
Display the mural in your meeting space.
Follow up with these questions:
Before you start the activity, make sure participants are comfortable getting on the floor for you to trace them. Ask each person for permission to touch them before you draw the body part. If touching is problematic, or any children cannot lie on the floor, post the mural paper on a wall and have everyone draw a part of a body freehand.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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