Description of Activity
Engage the group in a congregational justice project, such as collecting food for a food distribution center or joining in an outdoor clean-up day.
If the children will make luminaria in the session, arrange for their lights to decorate a walkway at your congregation when adults will arrive for a nighttime event - ideally, a social justice-focused event.
Guide the group to come to consensus about a justice issue they all believe is important. Work on a way to actively engage the issue. For example, if the fate of homeless animals is important to the group, can some of the children become play partners at an animal shelter?
If there is one near you, arrange to take the group to a local Holocaust memorial. Invite them to consider again the actions of Martha and Waitstill Sharp, once they know more about the historical events. Point the children toward information about others who have acted for justice by helping victims of genocide - in ways large and small.