Alternate Activity 1: Notable Thoughts

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Container with participants' Big Questions notebooks (see Session 1, Alternate Activity 1, Notable Thoughts)
  • Blank notebooks for new participants
  • Pencils or pens
  • Masking tape

Description of Activity

Remind participants that this is a time for them to record their own ideas about today's Big Question. Distribute participants' notebooks and pencils or pens. Provide new participants with notebooks. Say that the notebooks are private; you will keep them between sessions but not read them.

Tell the youth they will have about five minutes. Remind them of today's Big Question: "Can we ever solve life's mystery?" Say they can write about anything they want. Their ideas can be as different as they wish from what you have talked about so far. If youth have nothing to record, they are free to doodle or relax.

Give them a few minutes to work quietly in their notebooks. When time is up, offer that they may seal their notebooks with masking tape before handing them in. Collect the notebooks.

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