Tapestry of Faith: Toolbox of Faith: A Program That Helps Children Discover the Uses of Faith

Activity 3: Singing Love

Activity time: 10 minutes

Preparation for Activity

  • Choose the songs to teach - "Make New Friends," as suggested, or another of your choice - and become familiar with the tune.
  • If you are not comfortable teaching or leading a song, invite a musical volunteer to teach it and/or accompany the group on piano, guitar, or another instrument.

Description of Activity

Further explore the metaphor of love, an aspect of Unitarian Universalist faith, through a familiar song that reinforces the value of friendship and the circle of cooperation and love.

If you are pressed for time, teach the group one or two songs, and then engage them in singing as they make Cinnamon Heart Ornaments in Activity 4.

Gather the group in a circle after the games. Introduce a song, if you are comfortable leading a song. Or try saying the song, "Make New Friends," as a spoken chant:

Make new friends but keep the old

One is silver and the other, gold.

A circle is round, it has no end,

That's how long you're going to be my friend.