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In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program
It is important that children have an opportunity to talk about their feelings and process the justice issues that were raised in the unfair snack exercise. You can gather after the snack in a circle, or, if time is short, you can talk about the experience while eating the redistributed food.
Try to help participants think about the experience critically, process it emotionally and verbalize what they have learned. You may wish to use these questions:
It is important to remember with this activity that there is likely to be economic disparity within the group, with the possibility of extreme disparity such as a particularly wealthy child alongside a child who is living below the poverty line. Be careful to avoid language that assumes one financial situation for all participants, such as "in our town we all have lots of food to eat."
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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