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

Welcoming and Entering

Materials for Activity

  • A hammer
  • A few slender nails
  • A sheet of paper large enough for tracing the outline of a hammer
  • A pencil, color markers, clear tape, and a pair of scissors
  • Optional: Toolbox of Our Faith poster

Preparation for Activity

  • Set out the materials on a worktable.

Description of Activity

This activity is intended for the time before the session, when participants arrive individually over a period of time - that is, "straggle in."

As children arrive, invite them to work together to trace the outline of the hammer on the sheet of paper, Ask them to cut out the hammer shape and write "Power" on it. Suggest they use the nails to form some of the letters in "Power" by taping the nails onto the hammer shape.

If the children finish before the session begins, you may invite them to add the hammer, symbolizing power as a tool of our faith, to the Toolbox of Our Faith poster.