Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Love Surrounds Us: A Program on the UU Principles and Beloved Community for Grades K-1

Activity 2: Story, Love Without Boundaries

Activity time: 20 minutes

"Love Without Boundaries" illustration by Amy Paschall

Download a coloring sheet (PDF) for the story, "Love Without Boundaries."

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Read the story several times.
  • Place the towels or blankets on the floor.
  • Optional: Download, print, and copy the coloring sheet (PDF). Place coloring sheets and crayons where children can use them when invited but will not be distracted beforehand.

Description of Activity

Participants experience the story in a calm, fun way that emphasizes some story details.

Ask participants to sit on the blankets or towels. Ask if they have ever been to a family picnic. Explain that the story today is about different kinds of families at a picnic.

Read the story and process with these questions:

  • Why did Ruben think his family wasn't a real family?
  • Is there only one kind of family?
  • Is it right to treat families differently?
  • How can we treat all families fairly?
  • What did you learn about families?