In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
This activity asks participants to make choices that support the sixth Principle. It generates a display for the meeting space which shows that positive choices help us grow.
Center the group by asking them to breathe deeply in, count to five, and breathe out. If they are sitting on the floor, ask them to raise their arms in the air as they breathe in to improve posture.
Ask participants how many choices they make in a day. (What to wear, when to get out of bed, which shoe to put on first.) Repeat and affirm their suggestions:
We make lots of choices each day.
Say, in these words or your own:
We make choices everyday that help us grow. Today we will act out some situations that are found on these flowers. You will choose a flower and a partner and I will read the situation. Then you act it out and tell us about your choice. We will put the flowers on the big flower stem to remind us how we grow through our choices.
Ask if there are any questions. Lead the children to choose, read, and enact role plays. After each role play, process with these two questions.
Then, attach the flower to the stem on the wall.
When all the flowers are posted on the stem, say, "Look how much we have grown by making good choices."
Invite physically or developmentally delayed participants to role play with a partner or as part of a small group.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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