In "Gather the Spirit," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants continue creation of the River Scene, begun in Workshop 1, Activity 2, this time adding plant life. Say something like:
We are going to add to our River Scene now. We will add plant life to the banks of the river. You have about ten minutes to make your creations.
Begin playing quiet music if desired.
With a few minutes remaining, invite participants to clean up and share what they have made. Then gather the group and invite all to look at the River Scene for a minute. You might say:
Look at the plant life added to this river. How do plants enhance the riverbank? Who and what will benefit from the plant life? Let's imagine we are walking through the plants on this river. What would we feel and smell, hear and see? Take a moment of silence to be a part of this river scene.
Provide a variety of work spaces so that people with varied abilities can work easily and comfortably. If standing and attaching their work to the river scene is challenging for some, let them work with partners who can help display their creations.
Not everyone is comfortable making drawings. You can suggest some participants use construction paper to create plants and attach these to the mural. Avoid extravagant praise as well as critiques of participant contributions—affirm all who help shape the River Scene.
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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