Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Wonderful Welcome: A Program for Children Grades K-1

Activity 5: Welcome Celebration

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Snacks and beverages
  • Goblet from Session 5, The Gift of Invitation

Preparation for Activity

  • Find out about food restrictions and allergies in the group before purchasing snacks and beverages. If parents are providing food, be sure they know about food restrictions.
  • Set tables or the children's circle with plates and cups. Set an extra place with the goblet you used in the Wonder Box in Session 5, The Gift of Invitation.

Description of Activity

Participants celebrate their Wonderful Welcome experience.

Gather the children in the open space. Tell them:

It is nice to see everyone here today. We need to say "goodbye" today. Not to each other, because we will see each other again at our Unitarian Universalist congregation. But we are going to say "goodbye" to Wonderful Welcome. We will take a moment to remember all the hard work and all the fun we have shared as a community. And we will celebrate.

Distribute food and beverages. Invite participants to share memories of fun activities from previous sessions. Ask if anyone remembers the significance of the goblet and confirm that it is a symbol for inviting someone to join you.

Reserve time to clean up.

Including All Participants

As with all activities that involve food, make sure you are aware of food restrictions or allergies among the children and plan accordingly.