Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
- A copy of the story, Making Promises, Making Covenants
- Optional: "Making Promises, Making Covenants" coloring sheet (PDF), and crayons
Preparation for Activity
- Read the story and prepare to tell it, rather than read it from the page.
- Optional: Print the coloring sheet and copy for all participants. Place coloring sheets and crayons where children can use them when invited but will not be distracted beforehand.
Description of Activity
Invite the children to get comfortable for listening to a story. Tell the story.
Including All Participants
Offer children the opportunity to color the illustration provided for “Making Promises, Making Covenants” to engage different learning styles and to help children focus on or relate to the story. A coloring activity can be a "preview" of a story. It can work as a quiet activity to help children physically settle. You might use it afterward to help the group recall and respond to the story.