Session 12: Humor (Sandpaper) Part of Toolbox of Faith In This Section Introduction From Toolbox of Faith It is the test of a good religion if you can joke about it. — G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), English writer and journalist Laughter is perhaps one of the... Session-at-a-Glance From Toolbox of Faith ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Mullah Nasruddin and His Donkey 5 Activity 2: Laughing Exercises and Captain... Spiritual Preparation From Toolbox of Faith Take a moment and let your body and mind settle. If you are comfortable doing so, spend a few moments in peaceful meditation. Welcoming and Entering From Toolbox of Faith Materials for Activity Small pieces of scrap wood, enough for all participants Pieces of sandpaper for all participants Optional: A Slinky Optional: A... Opening From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers... Activity 1: Story - Mullah Nasruddin And His Donkey From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "Mullah Nasruddin and His Donkey" Preparation for Activity Read and prepare to tell... Activity 2: Laughing Exercises And Captain Underpants' Name Game From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Captain Underpants' Name Game.... Activity 3: Parody Songs From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Mural paper, masking tape, and markers Preparation for Activity Find a place to spread out mural paper ... Activity 4: Clown Painting From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity For each group of three participants: a set of face paints or make-up; cotton swabs for brushes, one pe... Activity 5: Council Circle From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - sandpaper Chalice and candle Safety matches and long fireplace matches Small dish for... Leader Reflection and Planning From Toolbox of Faith Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leaders: How do we feel about today's session? What parts of the session worked well?... Faith In Action: Ideas From Toolbox of Faith Description of Activity Visit the Faithful Fools Street Ministry website. Sister Carmen Barsody and the Reverend Kay Jorgensen bring, respectively,... Taking It Home From Toolbox of Faith IN TODAY'S SESSION... Today's Toolbox of Faith topic is humor and the Tool of the Day is sandpaper.... Mullah Nasruddin And His Donkey From Toolbox of Faith An Islamic folk tale.... Find Out More From Toolbox of Faith For a perspective about humor in Unitarian Universalism, read Rev. Judith E. Meyer's sermon, "Irreverent or... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Toolbox of Faith NEXT: Introduction Download all of Toolbox of Faith (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.