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 1-4.
Read or hear National Public Radio's original report about Owen and Mzee online.
Stephen Tuei cares for Owen and Mzee at Haller Park, part of Lafarge Ecosystems in Kenya. He works with the animals every day and knows a lot about them. Follow Stephen's experiences and see photos of life at the nature preserve on his blog.
In Activity 5, children make bracelets from grain stalks. Crafts made from wheat or other grains have quite a tradition, tied to celebrating the harvest. The website of Many Hands Gallery in Eureka, California, provides information about wheat weaving.