Session 6: Expression (Paintbrush) Part of Toolbox of Faith In This Section Introduction From Toolbox of Faith Beauty without expression is boring. — Ralph Waldo Emerson The paintbrush symbolizes personal expression of our inner life and thoughts.... Session-at-a-Glance From Toolbox of Faith ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — The Cellist of Sarajevo 10 Activity 2: Word Bodies 10 Activity 3: Skits in a Bag 1... 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. In preparation for this... Welcoming and Entering From Toolbox of Faith Materials for Activity Unruled index cards or small squares of blank paper A variety of materials for doodling, such as colored pencils, markers,... Opening From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, an... Activity 1: Story - The Cellist of Sarajevo From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "The Cellist of Sarajevo" Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to t... Activity 2: Word Bodies From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Paper and pencils for writing the words assigned to each group Preparation for Activity Review this... Activity 3: Skits in a Bag From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Large grocery bags, one for each small group of four or five children For each grocery bag: a kitchen... Activity 4: Responding to Music with Paint From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Music CDs or tapes, and player Cafeteria trays or large sheets of aluminum foil or glossy paper for all... Activity 5: Council Circle From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - a paintbrush Chalice and candle Safety matches and long fireplace matches Small dish ... 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 To experience personal expression as a quality of Unitarian Universalist faith, create a Faith in Action project where the child... Taking It Home From Toolbox of Faith Beauty without expression is boring. — Ralph Waldo Emerson IN TODAY'S SESSION . . . The paintbrush symbolizes personal expression of our inner life and... The Cellist Of Sarajevo Jessica York From Toolbox of Faith You do not have to be rich or famous or even an adult to make a difference in the world. You do not need to have special training or be the ruler of a... Find Out More About Session 6: Expression From Toolbox of Faith The Cellist of Sarajevo In the children's picture book, Echoes from the Square by Elizabeth Wellburn and illustrated by Deryk Houston (Rubicon Publishin... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Toolbox of Faith NEXT: Introduction Download all of Toolbox of Faith (Word) to edit or print.