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In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
This adaptation of the game Red Light, Green Light gives participants a chance to relax while saying the words "I forgive you" and "You are forgiven."
Explain the game: One person, designated "It" or "the stoplight," faces away from the rest of the group. The group lines up as far as they can get from the stoplight. When the stoplight yells "Forgiveness" all participants can move forward. As they move they say, "We forgive you." This will help the stoplight hear when participants get closer. The stoplight can turn around and yell, "Stop!" at anytime to stop the movement forward. The stoplight should wait until all others have stopped moving forward, then turn away from the group again, saying, "Forgiveness." The first player to touch the stoplight gets to be the next stoplight.
Process the game after several times. Ask participants:
Participants with accessibility issues can use whatever form of movement works best for them. When the age span is great, it helps to have the stoplight ("It") or a leader vary the movement actions forward. Skipping, hopping, jumping or galloping will all work.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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