Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Love Will Guide Us: A Program for Grades 2-3 that Applies the Wisdom of the Six Sources to the Big Questions

Alternate Activity 3: Song - Magic Penny

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Handout 2, Magic Penny Lyrics or newsprint, markers, and tape
  • A recording of the song "Magic Penny" and music player. (optional) A version of the song can be found at

Preparation for Activity

  • Copies of Handout 2, Magic Penny Lyrics for all participants. Or, save paper by writing the lyrics on newsprint and posting them.
  • If you are unfamiliar with the song, learn it so you can teach/lead the group. Or, invite a musical volunteer to join the group to lead this activity. Hear a version of the song on the website.

Description of Activity

Singing this song reinforces the teaching that by giving love, we receive love in return.

Gather participants in a circle. Teach them the song and then sing it one time through together.