Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Print Leader Resource 1, Mural Image - Community Garden, preferably in color.
  • Download and adapt the Taking It Home section and copy for all participants (you may wish to email to parents as well).
  • Post the World of Wonder mural.
  • Display the newsprint with lyrics to the Closing song, "We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands."

Description of Activity

Gather in a circle by the World of Wonder mural. Say in these words or your own:

Today we learned about the abundance and diversity of plants in our interdependent web of life. Unitarian Universalists believe all people and animals and plants are part of an invisible web of life, like this web. Each time we meet we add something new to our World of Wonder mural. Today we add a picture of a community garden, to remind us of the importance of plants in our lives and in the web of life we all share.

Attach the picture to the mural.

Indicate the lyrics to the closing song "We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands." Invite the Song Leader to start the song with accompanying hand motions. Participants can help each other remember hand motions or can create new ones.

Distribute Taking It Home. Thank the children for participating and invite them to return next time.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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