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Alternate Activity 1: Principles Song

Activity time: 10 minutes

Preparation for Activity

  • Read the song in the Description of Activity and practice singing it to the tune of "Farmer in the Dell" so you can teach the group.

Description of Activity

This activity sets the UU Principles to a commonly known tune, "The Farmer in the Dell."

Teach the song one verse at a time. Participants will catch on quickly. Once they learn the song, try adding a simple circle dance: Hold hands in a circle facing inward. Circle left on the odd numbered verses (1, 3, and 5); circle right on the even numbered verses 2, 4, and 6; and raise hands high on the 7th verse.

1. Each person is important.

Each person is important.

We know, the Principles.

Each person is important.

2. Each is treated fairly.

Each is treated fairly.

We know, the Principles.

Each is treated fairly.

3. Acceptance and growth.

Acceptance and growth.

We know, the Principles.

Acceptance and growth.

4. The search for true and right.

The search for true and right.

We know, the Principles.

The search for true and right.

5. Everyone can vote.

Everyone can vote.

We know, the Principles.

Everyone can vote.

6. A free world and peace.

A free world and peace.

We know. The Principles.

A free world and peace.

7. Care for living things.

Care for living things.

We know, the Principles.

Care for living things.

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