Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Riddle and Mystery: A Program on the Big Questions for Grade 6

Alternate Activity 3: Challenge Question

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Optional: Write the challenge question on newsprint, and post.

Description of Activity

Challenge questions guide a deeper inquiry for especially thoughtful individuals and groups. For this session, ask:

Can you be happy all the time?

Extend discussion with these additional questions:

  • Would we know happiness if we never knew sadness? Besides happiness and sadness, are there other states in which we can exist (such as contentment, confusion)?
  • What percentage of happiness time would you consider necessary to feel you are living a happy life?