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

Alternate Activity 1: Notable Thoughts

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Participants' Big Questions notebooks (see Session 1, Alternate Activity 1)
  • Notebooks for new participants
  • Pencils or pens
  • Masking tape

Description of Activity

Notable Thoughts is the first Alternate Activity in each session. Remind participants that this is a time for them to record their own ideas about today's Big Question. Distribute participants' notebooks and pencils or pens. Provide new participants with notebooks. Say that the notebooks are private; you will keep them between sessions but not read them.

Tell the youth they will have about five minutes to reflect on today's Big Question: "How can I tell right from wrong?" Say they can write about anything they want. If they have nothing to record, they are free to doodle or relax. When time is up, they may seal their notebooks with masking tape and hand them in.