Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Bulky red yarn, 3 yards per person12 X 18-inch drawing paper
  • Paper and pen/pencil
  • Craft foam squares or pieces large enough to write "No"
  • Small craft foam shapes
  • Assorted fine-point permanent markers
  • Craft scissors
  • Craft glue

Preparation for Activity

  • Be sure that there are at least two adults or youth to meet with this breakout group.
  • Set out materials.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to tell of times when they have been asked to do something they know is wrong. If any participants cannot think of such a time, invite them to make up an imaginary scenario. As participants tell their stories, an adult or older youth should write down what is said so it is not forgotten. After participants have found their stories or scenarios, invite them to practice saying "No," using all kinds of different voices (loud, soft, whispering, silly, serious, mad, etc.) After practicing saying "No" to things that are wrong, invite participants to write "No" on pieces of craft foam with permanent markers. Invite them to create a "No" artwork, gluing the craft foam onto drawing paper and decorating with shapes and scraps of craft foam.

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