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

Welcoming and Entering

Materials for Activity

  • Flashlights or a single lamp
  • Optional: Window covering to help darken the room
  • Optional: Large blanket or tarp and a table to drape it over, to create a darkened space for flashlight play

Preparation for Activity

  • Darken the room to create a mood of intrigue when participants enter. Set out flashlights or light a single reading lamp for children to use to cast hand shadows on the wall.
  • Optional: Drape a blanket or tarp over a table to create a darkened space for flashlight exploration.

Description of Activity

Welcome participants. Invite the children to try out making shadows with the flashlights or lamplight. Allow participants a few minutes to play around before gathering them together.