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In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program
Just like the scientists who accidentally created a problem in Borneo, there are lots of things people do that can harm the Earth or mess up nature's balance. There are also things we can do to help the Earth.
Explain that you will read off some actions that people do. Invite the children to move to the "Help the Earth" sign if they think the action you name is helpful or the "Harm the Earth" side if they think it harms the Earth.
Once you exhaust this list, add your own items or ask the children to come up with suggestions. To add action to the activity, you can give the children different ways to move around the room. These might be movements such as crawling, hopping, or tip-toeing, or you can strengthen the lesson by asking them to pretend they are various living creatures such as a frog (hop), a horse (gallop) or a honeybee (fly and buzz).
To end the game, invite two volunteers to remove and throw away or recycle the two newsprint signs and help the Earth.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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