In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Children express the UU Principles individually and as parts of a whole community belief.
Gather participants at work tables. Distribute handouts and hold one up. Ask: What do you see on the handout? Allow children to tell about the big circle and the small circles.
Invite them to color the small circles in this way:
As participants color, read the Principles aloud slowly, reminding them which color goes with each Principle. When coloring is finished, have participants cut out the mobile shapes and the small circles. Help them punch holes where indicated and choose a variety of yarn lengths to tie their seven small circles to the larger shape. Yarn-tying will work for those who can tie shoes. Use transparent tape or knots to secure yarn after children thread it through the holes.
Ask everyone to hold up their mobiles. Say in your own words:
How do you feel when you hold up your UU Principles mobile? Let's hang these where our whole community can see them. We are part of the whole community just like one Principle is part of all our beliefs.
Be ready to help cut shapes and string, tie, and tape the yarn for younger children or any who lack the dexterity for these tasks.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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