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

Alternate Activity 2: Song - Magic Penny

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • A recording of the song "Magic Penny" by Malvina Reynolds, and music player

Preparation for Activity

  • Obtain a recording of the song "Magic Penny" by Malvina Reynolds on a CD or downloaded from the Internet, and a music player.
  • Optional: Download the song's lyrics (available on this website dedicated to Malvina Reynolds) and prepare a handout.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to listen to the song "Magic Penny." Then invite reflection on the idea presented by the song-that love is something that multiplies when it is given away. Ask the participants to share a time in their life when they gave away love and felt it multiply. To conclude, play the song again and encourage anyone who wishes to sing along to go ahead and do so.

Including All Participants

If any participants may be unable to hear music or discern the words of the song, distribute a handout with the lyrics for everyone to follow as the song is played.