In "Windows and Mirrors," a Tapestry of Faith program
Hand each child a small bag containing the pennies. Say:
In this game, you will go around and give your pennies away to different people. When someone gives you a penny, you must give that person two pennies in return. Let's see what happens.
Play for three to five minutes. Then call "time" and ask what happened. See who has the most and who has the least pennies.
After comparing who has the most pennies and who has the least, ask if there were any children who initially took pennies without giving any in return. Ask them:
Ask children if they are surprised that the person who gives away the most gets the most. Invite them to compare the game with real life:
Be mindful of inclusion in this game. Make sure every person is approached to give and receive pennies. Be mindful of accessibility issues and be prepared to make the room accessible for someone who may difficulty walking around exchanging pennies.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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