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


Activity time: 3 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle
  • Taking It Home
  • Newsprint, markers, and tape
  • Optional: Stoles, including extras for visitors

Preparation for Activity

  • Download and adapt Taking It Home and copy for all participants. And/or, plan to email Taking It Home to parents/caregivers after this session.
  • Write the words for chalice extinguishing on newsprint and post.

Description of Activity

Optional: If children wear stoles for every Opening and Closing, distribute stoles and invite participants to put them on.

Distribute Taking It Home. Ask participants to share these fun activities with their parents and try them with family or friends.

Gather everyone in a circle around the chalice table. Say:

We end as we began: together.

May we remember to be UU not just when we are together here, but every day and in every way.

Invite each child to name one way they show that they revere life. Ask all participants to blow out the chalice together.