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Activity 4: WIT Time — Oh, You Mystery (7 minutes), Session 14: Life as Mystery

In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy Handout 2 for all participants.
  • Read Alternative Activity 3, Challenge Question. Consider moving directly from this activity to the challenge question, if time will allow.

Description of Activity

Youth explore their personal answers to today's Big Question.


It is WIT Time—or, What I Think time. Imagine you have somehow been chosen as the one person on Earth who will receive the answer to one single Big Question. Imagine—but wait a minute. I'll give you a handout to help with your imaginings.

Distribute the handout and pencils or pens. Review it with the group, and invite the youth to write. Then ask for volunteers to share their responses.

If the group does not like or do well with individual writing, consider forming groups of three to five to talk through the handout with an adult's assistance.

To conclude, ask whether participants agree in their basic answer to today's Big Question: "Can we ever solve life's mystery?"

Including All Participants

If any participants have difficulty with reading and writing, form small groups and let each group talk their way through the handout's challenge with an adult's assistance.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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