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Activity 1: Follow the Leader

Activity 1: Follow the Leader
Activity 1: Follow the Leader

Activity time: 10 minutes

Preparation for Activity

  • Make sure you have enough space to play. If you wish to play outside and weather is a factor, give parents advance notice.

Description of Activity

Play Follow the Leader. Have one co-leader be a poor leader. Poor leading might include moving too slowly or too quickly or making movements that are hard to follow. For example, a tall leader might reach a height the children cannot.

Every participant who wishes to lead should get a turn.

After the game, process with these questions:

  • Have you played this game before or something like it? Do you like it? Why or why not?
  • Do you like to be the leader? Why?
  • Why do we take turns being the leader?
  • Was [the co-leader] a good leader in this game? Why or why not? What was not good about their leading?
  • What makes a good leader in this game?

Say:

Today we will talk about how leadership can be a sign of our faith.

Including All Participants

Make sure the game stays accessible. If a leader does a movement that any participant cannot safely follow, suggest a different movement.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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