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Resources (Toolbox of Faith)

Nurturing Children and Youth: A Developmental Guidebook by Tracey L. Hurd (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005)

The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar Second Edition (Boston: Skinner House Books, 2003)

Welcoming Children with Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities by Sally Patton (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2004)

Games

The Outrageous Outdoor Games Book by Bob Greyson (Torrance, CA: Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc., 2001) includes more than 100 group projects, games and activities for outside experiences. These include activities for multiple intelligences and a variety of learning styles. All games are easy to play, require little or no preparation, and are readily adaptable to a variety of situations and skill levels. Step-by-step instructions are provided for each game. Great for the whole group, small and large collaborative groups, and community-building activities.

Junkyard Sports by Bernie DeKoven (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, 2005) offers 75 innovative, creative demonstration games using nontraditional approaches but outlined in the modes of six traditional team sports including soccer, baseball, and volleyball. Games are geared to be adapted and modified by the participants across a wide range of ages and abilities. Fosters leadership, compassion, and cooperation as participants create and adapt games.

Arts and Spirituality

Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children by Mary Ann F. Kohl, 2nd revised edition (Bellingham, WA: Bright Ring Publishing, 1994) includes many media: drawing, painting, assemblage, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and crafts. It contains open-ended projects that are suitable for almost any age. Each page presents one project and is illustrated with line drawings. Each project is coded to show at a glance how much time and preparation are needed and what age or experience levels are appropriate.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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