Activity 4: Wall-to-Wall Questions
Activity time: 10 minutes
Description of Activity
This activity asks youth to move around to show their answers to some belief questions based on Sessions 9 through 12 of Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong.
Ask the youth to help move aside any chairs or other furniture that might prevent easy motion. Explain that you are going to play wall-to-wall questions. You will ask a series of questions and you want the youth to show their answers by choosing and moving to one of two opposite walls. Say that there are only two choices for each question; standing in the middle is not an option.
Show the youth the two walls where they are to go in response to the questions. Then ask the questions from the following list, stating after each question which wall represents which answer. Give youth a chance to talk about each question and their responses before moving on to the next one.
- That I understand what spirituality is: yes or no
- That deciding between right and wrong is a spiritual act: yes or no
- That I can usually figure out what is right and what is wrong without help: yes or no
- That I know where to get help when I have trouble making decisions: yes or no
- That I can and should control who I am and what I do: yes or no
- That I should try to forgive other people when they do wrong things: yes or no
- That other people should forgive me when I do wrong things if I say I am sorry and try hard to do better: yes or no
Including All Participants
If some of your participants have limited mobility, devise a different way for the group to make their choices known. They might use a thumbs-up for yes and a thumbs-down for no. Alternatively, you could provide everyone with two differently colored index cards: blue for yes and yellow for no, for example. Do not assume, though, that a youth using a wheelchair or crutches would not enjoy the movement of this activity as much as any other youth.