Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Sing to the Power: A Social Justice Program for Children Grades 4-5

Activity 3: Water Conservation Brainstorm

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint, markers, and tape
  • Optional: Computer with internet access

Preparation for Activity

  • Set up newsprint in a location where the group can gather around it.

Description of Activity

The first step of inviting others to join you in a cause that you care about is to know what exactly you would like them to do. In this activity participants brainstorm ways in which people they know can help conserve and protect their water supply.

Invite everyone to share (by raised hands or another method) their suggestions for how people might use less water, or protect the water supplies in your area. Write suggestions on newsprint.

Point out that they will invite people in the congregation to join them in taking these actions in the next two activities: decorating water bottles and making posters.

Including All Participants

Make sure that quieter participants and ones who take longer to process, have a chance to share their ideas. You might have each person who speaks choose the next person to speak, or just go around the circle.