Session 7: Book of Ruth Part of Creating Home In This Section Introduction From Creating Home What is home? A roof to keep out the rain? Four walls to keep out the wind? Floors to keep out the cold? Yes, but home is more than that.... Session-at-a-Glance From Creating Home ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Ruth and Naomi 10 Activity 2: Moving 10 Activity 3: Memory Game 12 Activity 4: Story — Owen and Mzee 10... Spiritual Preparation From Creating Home Most of us, by adulthood, have lived in more than one home. What have your homes been like? Why have you moved? How did it feel to move?... Opening From Creating Home Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth Basket of na... Activity 1: Story - Ruth and Naomi From Creating Home Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of story, "Ruth and Naomi" Optional: “Ruth and Naomi” coloring sheet, and crayons Preparation... Activity 2: Moving From Creating Home Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Optional: Customize and distribute Leader Resource 1, Advance Letter to Parents one or two weeks ahea... Activity 3: Memory Game From Creating Home Activity time: 12 minutes Materials for Activity Set of 14 picture cards, made with Leader Resource 2, Memory Game Picture Cards Optional: Index cards... Activity 4: Story - Owen And Mzee From Creating Home Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity An illustrated book about Owen and Mzee (see "Leader Resources"), or a computer with internet access Se... Activity 5: Friendship Bracelet From Creating Home Activity time: 18 minutes Materials for Activity... Closing From Creating Home Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth, with... Leader Reflection and Planning From Creating Home In this session, the group explored who shares family homes together, why families live where they do, and what it is like to move and reestablish home. Faith In Action: Making Fleece Blankets for Homeless People - Short-term From Creating Home Activity time: 45 minutes Materials for Activity Large pieces of fleece fabric Scissors, including left-handed scissors Preparation for Activity Identif... Alternate Activity 1: Show and Tell From Creating Home Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity... Alternate Activity 2: New Home From Creating Home Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Drawing paper and crayons or markers Description of Activity Here is an activity that can help children... Taking It Home: Book of Ruth From Creating Home What is home? A roof to keep out the rain? Four walls to keep out the wind? Floors to keep out the cold? Yes, but home is more than that.... Owen and Mzee From Creating Home Once upon a time in Kenya, on a peaceful river near the east coast of Africa, a herd of hippopotamus was surprised by heavy rain.... Ruth and Naomi From Creating Home Adapted from Hebrew scripture. Once long ago, in the city of Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, there lived a man named Elimelech.... Leader Resource 1: Advance Letter to Parents From Creating Home Dear Families: Next session, we will talk about re-establishing homes. Children will have an opportunity to tell their stories about moving. Leader Resource 2: Memory Game Picture Cards From Creating Home Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Find Out More From Creating Home If your congregation has children's Bibles, you may like to have one on hand for children who wish to read another version of the Book of Ruth, Chapters... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Creating Home NEXT: Introduction Download all of Creating Home (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.