In "Toolbox of Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants will experience the fun of acting out a classic folk tale and embodying the spirit of cooperation that is the difference between heaven and hell.
Invite each participant to tape a spoon to a ruler. Tell them that they are now in hell and that their elbows are fused and cannot bend. Have them try to feed themselves without bending their elbows.
After a minute, tell them that their elbows are still fused but now they are in heaven. Allow time for participants to work out a way to feed each other.
Be sure to avoid foods to which any participant may be allergic.
With a movement-challenged participant, you may wish to use a tea infusing spoon with a covered lid that will hold food. Or make a sign with the word "Heaven" on one side and "Hell" on the other. Allow the child who is movement-challenged to be the sign-holder. Encourage some comedy and ask them to switch it back and forth quickly and have other participants act out the appropriate feeding.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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