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Activity 4: WIT Time — Taking a Stand (7 minutes), Session 5: Out of Nothing

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

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Review and print out Leader Resource 3.
  • Clear space so participants can move easily from one side of the meeting space to the other, or find a place in the middle, as you read a series of choice questions.

Description of Activity

Say you want the youth to explore where they stand on some questions about the origins of life. Explain that for each question, participants should place themselves where you indicate to show which of two answers they believe—or, they may move to a place in the middle to show their answer falls in between the two you offer.

Pose the first question from Leader Resource 3 and indicate where participants should stand for "yes" and for "no." Give as much guidance as needed until participants get the idea of responding with motion. Once youth are in place, ask volunteers to comment: Why are they where they are? Suggest they may move and change position as they like as they hear the reasoning of others.

Ask as many questions from the list as you like, and add some of your own if you wish.

Including All Participants

Adapt the activity to fully include youth of limited mobility. You might help a youth to a position near the middle and after you read each question, invite them to indicate verbally or by pointing the spot where they choose to be. Or, have the group remain seated and call out their responses to each question. For example, read the first question and then ask who says "yes," who says "no" and who would place themselves in the middle. Invite some volunteers to comment on their own choices, and then ask the question again.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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