Tapestry of Faith: Creating Home: A Program on Developing a Sense of Home Grounded in Faith for Grades K-1

Creating Home, Kindergarten-1st Grade

© 2008, revised 2016.

This program helps children develop a sense of home that is grounded in faith. Together with your group you will ask questions about the purpose of having a home and the functions a home serves, for us as humans and for other animals. The program speaks of home as a place of belonging and explores the roles each of us play in the homes where we live. The program introduces the concept of a "faith home"—your congregation—which shares some characteristics with a family home. Like a family home, a faith home offers its members certain joys, protections, and responsibilities.

About the Authors

Christy Olson

Christy Olson has served Christian denominations as an education director and a children and family parish minister for 30 years. Her most recently written curricula are story-centered, workshop rotation model programs for ecumenical Christian religious education....

Jessica York

Jessica York is the Director of Congregational Life. Congregational Life Staff Group is made up of the field staff of the UUA's 5 regions. Previously, she was the Co-director of Ministries and Faith Development and the Director of the Faith Development office of the Unitarian Universalist...

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Tapestry of Faith, Creating Home, Session 8 JPEG illustration for Hare's Gift

Coloring Sheets for Creating Home Stories!
Download and copy black-and-white line drawings, specific to the stories in this program. Invite children to color while they hear a story or afterward, to help them recall the story. Download the Creating Home coloring sheet packet here (PDF, 18 pages). Or, find each of the individual coloring sheets with its story in the curriculum and download the single sheet. Above: Illustration (coloring sheet) for the Session 8 story, "Hare's Gift."