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

Activity 3: This Little Light Of Mine

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Optional: A copy of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, Singing the Living Tradition, or another songbook you plan to use

Preparation for Activity

  • Review "This Little Light of Mine," Hymn 118 in Singing the Living Tradition. Decide whether you will teach it to the group. If you wish, invite an adult volunteer to assist you by musically accompanying and/or leading the song.
  • Optional: You may also wish to teach and lead the song, "May This Light Shine," Song 13 in May This Light Shine: A Songbook for Children and Youth edited by Wendy Bartel (Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network, 2006).

Description of Activity

Gather the group in a circle after the games. Introduce the song, "This Little Light of Mine," and/or another of your choosing. If you are not comfortable leading a song, try teaching its lyrics as a spoken chant.

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