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Activity time: 5 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Focus table and cloth
- Chalice, candle, and matches
- Five smooth stones about the size of a fist
- Handout 1, Responsive Reading - Five Smooth Stones from Workshop 1 for all participants
Preparation for Activity
- Make or retrieve enough copies of Handout 1, Responsive Reading - Five Smooth Stones, for every participant.
- Set up your focus table with an attractive cloth, the chalice, and the five smooth stones.
Description of Activity
Distribute Handout 1, Responsive Reading - Five Smooth Stones from Workshop 1. Lead participants in the responsive reading or ask for a volunteer to lead. Encourage participants to take turns leading the responsive reading from workshop to workshop.
At the conclusion of the responsive reading, ask for a volunteer to light the chalice.
Including All Participants
Assist any youth that might need help with words in the responsive reading. Remember to allow participants to pass on reading aloud.