Session 2: Curious Faith Part of Amazing Grace In This Section Introduction From Amazing Grace The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.... Session-at-a-Glance From Amazing Grace ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Sixth-Grade Sins 5 Activity 2: Story and Discussion – Pandora's Box 10 Activity 3: Sins and Virtues Relay Race 20... Spiritual Preparation From Amazing Grace In the days before you present this session, revisit your own understanding of religion, faith, and spirituality.... Opening From Amazing Grace Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Conundrum Corner poster/banner A gift-wrapped box with a top that can be lifted off and a tag that says ... Activity 1: Sixth-Grade Sins From Amazing Grace Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Small slips of paper Fine-tipped markers or pencils The gift-wrapped box in your Conundrum Corner... Activity 2: Story and Discussion - Pandora's Box From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story 1, "Pandora's Box" Preparation for Activity Re-acquaint yourself with the story of Pandora's box. Activity 3: Sins and Virtues Relay Race From Amazing Grace Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Heavenly Virtues Handout 1, Sins and Virtues Meanings fo... Activity 4: Backwards Pandora From Amazing Grace Activity time: 7 minutes Description of Activity This activity solicits youth's ideas about which evils the world could do without. Ask the group to... Activity 5: Word-ly Ups and Downs From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Description of Activity This activity combines discussion with some simple movement as it leads participants to think about th... Closing From Amazing Grace Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Taking It Home Preparation for Activity Create a handout from Taking It Home that is specific ... Leader Reflection and Planning From Amazing Grace Meet with your co-leaders after the session to reflect on the session. How was your mix of discussion and action?... Faith In Action: UUs and Action From Amazing Grace Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Any information you have found in response to youth ideas offered during th... Alternate Activity 1: Your Own 7s From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Optional: Index cards and pencils Description of Activity Ask participants ... Alternate Activity 2: Ethics Play From Amazing Grace Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Two dice (extra large, if possible) of different colors Ethics Play role nametags Ethics Play Scenarios... Alternate Activity 3: Kid Curiosity From Amazing Grace Activity time: 5 minutes Description of Activity Lead a group discussion about curiosity. Is curiosity in children a virtue or not?... Taking It Home From Amazing Grace The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.... Pandoras Box From Amazing Grace If Pandora were alive today, she would probably sneak a peek at every gift under her Christmas tree. However, Pandora lived in very ancient times,... Handout 1: Sins and Virtues Meanings From Amazing Grace Match the sin or virtue with its definition. Write on the index card the letter below that matches the sin or virtue it describes. Sins A. Laziness B. Leader Resource 1: Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Heavenly Virtues From Amazing Grace Print each sin and virtue on an index card to make a set. Make a set for each team. Teams may not have more than seven participants. You will need to... Find Out More From Amazing Grace Andrews, Rev. Dr. Barry M. "Educating for Faith" in Essex Conversations: Visions for Lifespan Religious Education (Boston: Skinner House Books, 2001). PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Amazing Grace NEXT: Introduction Amazing Grace is under revision. Please check back soon to download the entire curriculum as a Word document or PDF.