Activity 2: My Greatest Treasures
Activity time: 25 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Pen, paper, and markers
- Assorted materials for art and collage making
- Art-making tools such as scissors, tape, glue sticks, stapler, and craft glue
Preparation for Activity
- Gather an assortment of art- and collage-making supplies, such as modeling clay, beads, jewels, buttons, googly eyes, sequins, items from nature such as seeds or dried leaves, color paper, yarn, chenille stems, stickers, play money, fabric and felt scraps, magazines for cutting out words and pictures, wooden craft sticks, pom-poms, feathers, and clean, recycled items such as old CDs or cardboard egg cartons.
- Prepare a table or other space and set out the art supplies and tools.
- Arrange tables with chairs to create a variety of places suitable for creating an art project.
Description of Activity
Ask participants to reflect on the most expensive thing they own and on the most precious or treasured thing in their lives.
Invite participants to use the provided supplies to create an art collage that represents what they treasure the most. Allow the group to work creatively with the art materials for 15 minutes. Then invite participants to share a brief explanation of their treasures. (If you have ten or more participants, form groups of five to seven participants for sharing so that each person sharing has adequate time.)
To the whole group, pose the following question for reflection, but do not discuss it:
- What overlap is there between the most expensive things in our lives and the most precious or treasured?