In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
This activity has two parts. In Part 1, the youth decide and implement fair distribution of an unexpected snack. In Part 2, they discuss the fairness of the Kid for the Day selection process and may decide to change it.
Part 1. Announce that you have a special treat, and produce the bag of three cookies. Say the person who provided the snack was unfortunately confused about the number required, so you have only three.
Point out that this activity was just a way to start thinking about what is fair.
Part 2. Ask the group how well the selection of Kid for the Day has worked out. Has anybody been selected an unfair number of times? If not, is that because of the process you are using? Does anybody not want to be Kid for the Day? If that is the case, should their names be left in the bag or box, or not? If the process does not now seem fair, what does the group want to do about it? Help the group reach a decision, and tell them you will begin using the new procedure next time the group meets.
To conclude, note that life is sometimes only as fair as you, yourself, make it.
Find out about participants' allergies or food restrictions. Be sure to provide a snack everyone can eat.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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