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

Activity 4: Story - The Four Creations, Part Four and Honoring Water Power

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Story, "The Four Creations"
  • A large, clear bowl, half-filled with water
  • Smooth stones, one per participant

Preparation for Activity

  • Set out the bowl of water with the stones arranged around it.

Description of Activity

Read or tell Part Four of story, "The Four Creations." Invite a moment of silence, then say something like:

In this part of the story the world is undone by a great flood. Most often, however, water changes things bit by bit, carving great canyons by moving one stone at a time. We, too, can be like water, taking away one stone of injustice at a time. I invite you to pick up one of the stones, drop it into the water, and share aloud one thing you pledge to do to create positive change in the world.

You might go first to model this ritual.