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

Faith In Action: Planning Our Earth Power

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint, markers, and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • This activity is designed to continue the activity begun in Session 1. Research the project the group selected in the previous session. Prepare to share information about the needs, opportunities, and possible logistical arrangements for the project.

Description of Activity

This Faith in Action activity follows the Session 1 Faith in Action activity, Exploring Ways to Exercise Earth Power, as the second step in a four-session process that leads the group through (1) identifying a way to exercise earth power, (2) planning how to exercise earth power, (3) engaging in the planned activity, and (4) reflecting on the experience. After selecting an earth power activity, the next step is to plan exactly how the project will take place: Who will take part? Who needs to be invited, and who will invite them? What supplies will you need? How much time do you anticipate the project will take? When is the best time to work on the project? Who needs to be contacted for the project to move forward? What resources do you have available? What resources will you need to bring in?

Define the steps to bring the project to completion. Make plans as a group. Identify and assign action items for co-leaders or participants to complete before the next session.

After the session, follow up with your religious educator to determine how to communicate the project details to families and, if needed, the wider congregation.

Including All Participants

Make sure that the plan is as inclusive as possible of the differing needs and abilities in your group.