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

Alternate Activity 4: Story - Oh, the Places You'll Go

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • A copy of the book Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss (New York: Random House, 1990)

Preparation for Activity

  • Read the story and plan the discussion you will lead.

Description of Activity

Show the group the book Oh, the Places You'll Go. Some may be familiar with it. Tell them some people share it with very young children, and some like to give it to graduating high school seniors or to people retiring from their careers. People of all ages enjoy it.

Read the book aloud, asking youth to assist with the reading if you like. Then lead a discussion with these questions:

  • Is Dr. Seuss predicting good things for the reader?
  • How does the book answer today's Big Question ("What should I do with my life?")? (It suggests, we should be enthusiastic and optimistic. And not worry a whole lot.)

Including All Participants

Do not put any youth on the spot to read aloud. Ask for reading volunteers before you begin reading the book aloud. Give the volunteers a chance to see their parts ahead of time.