In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants make a rainforest tree and populate it with animals that depend on the tree.
Tell participants they will make a rainforest tree and populate it with the animals that live there. Pass out the brown rectangles to participants. Depending on the size of the group, each participant may receive more than one rectangle. Ask participants to glue the rectangles on the cardboard box, inside the outline of the tree trunk. The different shades of brown will give the trunk a bark-like appearance; have participants glue them randomly within the outline.
Then, distribute green leaves and ask participants to glue them on the cardboard along the top, to make the treetop. Tell them this is the rainforest canopy.
Once the tree is completed, pass out animals so that each participant has one animal. Duplicates are fine. Invite the children participants to glue their animals to the part of the tree where those animals live. Ask:
For younger participants or participants with physical limitations, ask other participants or leaders to help place items where they belong.
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Last updated on Friday, March 2, 2012.
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