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


Activity time: 3 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle
  • Newsprint, markers and tape
  • Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound instrument
  • Taking It Home handout

Preparation for Activity

  • Adapt the Taking It Home section and copy it for all participants.
  • Write the closing words on newsprint, and post.

Description of Activity

Briefly summarize the day's session with words like these:

Today's Big Question asks "Is life fair?" Our answer is "No, life is not fair." However, as Unitarian Universalists, we can and should work to make things fairer. We saw how to be fair in connection with a snack, and heard some quotes about fairness. Our story was about Unitarian Universalists working to make life more fair. In WCUU, we considered what sixth graders might do in situations they feel are unfair. In WIT Time, we gave our own responses to ideas about fairness.

Distribute the Taking It Home handout. Suggest participants use the activities to continue exploring the themes of today's session.

Relight the chalice. Ask the group to say these closing words with you:

May this light shine on in each of us as we search for the answers to our own biggest questions.

Extinguish the chalice (or ask the Kid for the Day to do it). Sound the bell or tingshas to end the session.