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Welcoming and Entering, Session 3: New Friends

In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening)

Preparation for Activity

  • If you have not previously made ribbons sticks or wrist ribbons for each child do it now as per instructions in Session 1, Opening.
  • Place container of ribbon sticks by the door.

Description of Activity

Use this activity when children arrive individually—that is, straggle in—before the session begins. Welcome each participant as they enter. Help them find their ribbon stick. Direct them to the large group area. Ask them to sit and find their red ribbon. As others arrive, engage the children to repeat the words of the first Principle, "We believe each and every person is important."

Including All Participants

Give a ribbon stick to any new child or visitor and write their name on it.

Provide wrist ribbons for children who are physically unable to wave a ribbon stick. Help attach wrist ribbons to wrists, legs, or fingers according to the mobility of the child.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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