In "World of Wonder," a Tapestry of Faith program
Tell the children that green energy also includes saving energy by not wasting it. For example, it saves energy if you keep the window closed when you run the air conditioner in the summer so the cold air doesn't escape. That way, you have less air to cool down.
Ask the children for some ideas or examples of saving or wasting energy.
Now explain that you are going say an activity aloud, and they should stand up if it saves energy or sit down if it wastes energy; if they are not sure, they can crouch somewhere between standing and sitting. Have them start sitting down.
Use the practices below and/or add your own:
To conclude, ask the children for more ideas to save energy. Have the adult volunteer write their ideas in simple statements, to include in posters or bookmarks in the next activity.
If there are mobility concerns, do this activity by raising hands instead of standing.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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