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

Welcoming and Entering

Materials for Activity

  • Card stock in various colors
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • String or yarn
  • Pencils/markers

Preparation for Activity

  • Draw a bucket on card stock and cut it out to make a template. Then, make a sample ornament: Trace the template on another piece of card stock, cut out the shape, punch a hole in the top, pass a piece of yarn through the hole, and secure the yarn with a knot so the bucket shape can be hung.
  • You may wish to make a few bucket templates.
  • Set out template(s), sample(s), and materials on work tables.

Description of Activity

As participants arrive, invite them to make bucket ornaments. Tell the children that later they will hang the ornaments on the Rainbow Wall Hanging.

Including All Participants

If any participants have difficulty with small motor control, encourage them to choose a sheet of card stock and hold a template on it for another child to trace a bucket. Children who have trouble tracing and cutting may be able to decorate ornaments with markers.