In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants compare their loyalties to those of their peers by creating and playing a game.
Distribute Handout 1, Bingo Grid and pencils. Ask youth to fill in all the spaces on the grid with someone or something they are loyal to, however they define loyalty. It can be a sports team, a friend, a group (like "my school band"), an activity (such as "scouting"), a cause ("environmentalism") or an ideal or value ("honesty"). Prompt by repeating the definition of loyalty: "faithful adherence to a sovereign, government, leader, cause, commitments, obligations, etc... ".
Ask participants to use generic terms, for example, "my sibling" instead of "Eric." If youth have trouble filling 16 boxes, encourage them to break down some items. Instead of saying, "my family," if someone has two moms, a brother, and a cousin, they can put each person in a separate box.
Important: No peeking! Everyone should fill out their grid independently and not share it.
Give the group five minutes or until you see they are done.
Give each participant 16 of the blank chips you made from Leader Resource 1, Bingo Chips. Ask participants to copy what they wrote on each square on their bingo grid onto a bingo chip.
Collect all the chips and put them in the bowl.
Distribute bingo sheet markers and invite participants to play bingo.
Mix up the chips in the bowl and choose one at a time, reading its text aloud, as you would with numbers in bingo. Instruct the youth that if they have a box on their grid with the words you read from a chip, they may cover that box with a marker. A full row, column, or diagonal line filled with four marked boxes wins.
Play until you have a winner. Play as many times as you can within your time frame. Process the activity:
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Last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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