Activity time: 5 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Taking It Home
- Optional: Friendship bracelets made in Activity 3
Preparation for Activity
- Download and adapt Taking It Home and copy as a handout for all participants (or, email to parents).
Description of Activity
Bring the group to the circle. If you have not yet done so, invite one or more volunteers to attach friendship bracelets to the group's wall hanging.
When all are back together in the circle, ask participants to cross their arms in front of their body and then take the hands of the people on either side of them. Say "We are tied together by the spirit of love when we ... " and ask anyone who wishes to fill in a word or phrase about what ties us together in the spirit of love. When everyone who wishes to share has done so, open the circle by having everyone, while still holding hands, turn to their right, so that everyone is facing out, and no longer has their arms crossed in front of their body. (Be mindful of participants' physical mobility; use this closing activity only if you are sure all children can comfortably participate. As an alternative, simply invite the entire group to hold hands.)
Distribute copies of Taking It Home you have prepared. Thank and dismiss participants.