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Session 8: Hare's Gifts

Session 8: Hare's Gifts
Session 8: Hare's Gifts

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  • The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Animal Charades 10 Activity 2: Story — Hare's Gifts 15 Activity 3: Creating Our Own Community 5...
  • The two animals in this session's central story made different decisions about where to build their homes. Hyena built his home in...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth Basket or bowl of name...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: A hat or bag containing scraps of paper marked with each child's name Preparation for Activity Decide how...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of story, "Hare's Gifts" for all reader/actors Optional: "Hare's Gifts" coloring sheet, and crayons...
  • Description of Activity This activity nicely follows Activity 2: Story - Hare's Gifts. If the children are not in a circle, gather them...
  • Materials for Activity Empty aluminum cans - two equal size cans to make each drum Large roll of plain paper Clear packing tape to secure...
  • Description of Activity This game strengthens community by helping children remember each other's names. Gather children in a circle. Going...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth, with participants' name...
  • Today's session included a few games or other activities to encourage children to play together. Did you feel they played well together? Is...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of your congregation's current member directory for participants to distribute Optional: Poster board and...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of parent permission form for all participants. Customize your congregation’s standard form to provide day,...
  • Materials for Activity Drums the children made in Activity 4: Making a Log Drum, or music to play and pause on a CD or tape player...
  • The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and...
  • Adapted from a West African folktale. Note: The one-reader version uses masculine pronouns for Hyena and Hare and female pronouns for...
  • Dear Families: On [day, date, time] the Creating Home program will be talking about being part of a community. As part of this session, the...
  • When Africans were brought to this country, their stories came with them. Hare became Brer Rabbit and Hyena morphed into Brer Fox. Their...

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