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

Alternate Activity 2: Congregational Scavenger Hunt

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • If possible, plan this activity for a time when participants will be likely to find the people who are the "answers" of the scavenger hunt. You might use this activity during coffee hour, or before or after a worship service.
  • Adapt Handout 1 so all questions apply to your congregation.
  • Copy Handout 1 for all participants.

Description of Activity

Children use the water power of gathering as they seek people in the congregation who can supply different kinds of information.

Form pairs or small groups to identify adults in the congregation specified by the questions in Handout 1. If participants may not be able to approach the "answer people," have teams take their best guesses as to who these people are, then share and compare with other pairs or small groups.

Including All Participants

Some children will be more familiar with adult members of your congregation than others; you may wish to do this activity as one large group or two teams.