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In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Children process the UU Principles by drawing creatively.
Gather participants at work tables. Explain that the UU Principles are the center of our UU beliefs. These Principles guide us in all that we do.
Pass out booklets and ask each child to write their name on the front (offer help, as needed). Tell participants they may decorate the covers later and invite them to open their books to the first page.
Read the first Principle aloud:
Ask participants to draw a picture to illustrate this Principle. Allow 3-4 minutes; then continue the process, reading each Principle and allowing children 3-4 minutes to draw. Note: Participants may not have finished drawing a Principle before you read the next one; tell them they may choose to move to the next page and draw the next Principle or continue the drawing they are making.
After you have read all the Principles, process using these questions:
Allow participants to draw creatively. Younger children may mostly scribble while older children may draw elaborate scenes. Avoid setting the expectation of a right or wrong answer. Use comments such as, "I like the way you draw" to keep judgment away from the drawings.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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