Workshop 7: Play Part of Principled Commitment In This Section Introduction From Principled Commitment It is a happy talent to know how to play. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, nineteenth-century author and speaker, trained as a Unitarian minister Play may not be... Workshop-at-a-Glance From Principled Commitment Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering Opening 10 Activity 1: Check-in 10 Activity 2: The Role of Play in Relationships 30 Activity 3: Playing with... Spiritual Preparation From Principled Commitment Set aside some time for personal reflection and meditation on the subject of play. Consider: Do you think the universe has a sense of humor?... Welcoming and Entering From Principled Commitment Materials for Activity Name tags Markers Sign-in sheet Pen or pencil An agenda of this workshop's activities on newsprint or a digital slide (see... Opening From Principled Commitment Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Small containers of bubble solution (one per participant) Bubble wands (one per participant) Altar or... Activity 1: Check-in From Principled Commitment Activity time: 10 minutes Description of Activity Invite participants to take turns briefly sharing insights they have had since the previous workshop o... Activity 2: The Role Of Play In Relationships From Principled Commitment Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint Easel Markers Low-stick masking tape Description of Activity Ask participants to recall the... Activity 3: Playing With Principle From Principled Commitment Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint Easel Markers Copies of Handout 1: Playing with Principle (one per participant) Description o... Activity 4: Playing Games From Principled Commitment Activity time: 40 minutes Materials for Activity Tables (see Preparation) Newspaper, plastic tablecloths, or other means of covering the tables Writing... Closing From Principled Commitment Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of customized Taking It Home handout (see Preparation) Preparation for Activity Review the Takin... Leader Reflection and Planning From Principled Commitment With your co-leader, take some time after the workshop to evaluate the session and plan for future sessions. Consider these questions: What parts of the... Alternate Activity 1: Faith In Action - UU Trivia Hunt From Principled Commitment Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 2: UU Trivia Hunt (one per participant) (see Preparation) Leader Resource 2: UU Trivi... Alternate Activity 2: Playful Brainstorming For Couples From Principled Commitment Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint Easel Markers Preparation for Activity Ahead of time, invite participants to bring toys or ga... Taking It Home: Play From Principled Commitment Affection Connection — Play Extend the workshop by trying this activity on your own. For Couples: Continuing the Covenant At the beginning of Principled... Handout 1: Playing with Principle From Principled Commitment In relationships, a spirit of playfulness can ease tensions, build intimacy, facilitate connection, help us solve problems, and lower stress. Laughing,... Handout 2: UU Trivia Hunt From Principled Commitment Work in teams to find the answers to these questions. You may consult any resources you can access in your congregation's building.... Leader Resource 1: Order of Service - Play From Principled Commitment Follow this Order of Service as you lead the opening of Workshop 7, Play. Welcome Chalice Lighting Principle Guided Meditation Reading Welcome Welcome... Leader Resource 2: UU Trivia Hunt Answer Key From Principled Commitment Our congregation: What is the official name of our congregation? (Insert answer.) Who is the president/chairperson of the congregation? (Insert answer.)... Find Out More From Principled Commitment Major FUN's Funny Pointless Games Collection, collected by Bernie DeKoven Playing Together for Fun: Creative Play and Lifelong Games from HelpGuide.org... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Principled Commitment NEXT: Introduction Download all of Principled Commitment (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.