Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Signs of Our Faith: A Program about Being UU Every Day for Grades 2-3

Activity 4: Problem Solving

Activity time: 10 minutes

Preparation for Activity

  • Prepare several "problems" that children can role play. Make sure each problem has a wide variety of possible approaches and solutions.

Description of Activity

Say, in these words or your own:

Diversity is important to us as UUs because we recognize that often there is not just one right way to do something. When it comes to solving problems, people who approach the problem in different ways have a better chance of coming up with a solution together than a group in which everyone thinks the same way. When we share our unique gifts to solve problems, that makes our UU community nice and strong.

Invite children to role play examples of different solutions to a problem. One possible problem: You have planted sunflower seeds, but they are not growing. What are possible solutions? Engage everyone who is willing to role play different problems, including ones contributed by the children.