Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Love Connects Us: A Program on Living in Unitarian Universalist Covenant for Grades 4-5

Activity 1: Story - Filling the House

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Read the story several times so you are comfortable sharing it.

Description of Activity

Tell or read the story.

After the story, invite the group to be silent for a moment to think about it.

Begin a discussion by asking participants to recap the story in their own words. What they recall indicates what they found most meaningful or memorable.

Lead a discussion using questions such as:

  • Why did the older brothers laugh when they saw the youngest brother bringing just a small sack?
  • How did lighting the candle fill the house?
  • How did the youngest brother show a different truth about what it means to "fill a house"?
  • How did the youngest brother's different way of thinking reward him with success?

Including All Participants

Provide a hard copy of the story for any hearing impaired participants and encourage them to read along as you tell the story.