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

Alternate Activity 3: Create a Rap, Song, or Cheer about Helping Others

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Paper and pencils/pens

Description of Activity

Form teams of four or five participants. Invite each team to create a rap, song, or cheer about helping others. Tell them to include some ideas about how we can overcome any obstacles which stand in the way of our calling, just as Elizabeth Blackwell did in her quest to become a doctor.

Give the teams ten minutes to come up with their idea and then ask each team to take turns presenting to the entire group. After every team has presented their rap, song, or cheer, invite group reflection with questions such as:

  • What did the groups' songs, cheers, or raps tell us about helping others?
  • What did the groups' songs, cheers, or raps tell us about some obstacles which might be faced as we tried to help others?
  • How did the groups' songs, cheers, or raps show ways we can overcome obstacles when we are called to help others?

Including All Participants

Some participants may feel more self-conscious than others when doing role plays or acting in a presentation before a group. Form teams that mix more reserved individuals with those who like to be the center of attention.