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

Activity 5: Dragon Families

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Imagination
  • Optional: Two large pieces of different colored construction paper and a stapler to make hats

Preparation for Activity

  • Find a large, open space for this game.

Description of Activity

Tell the children they will be in two different families for this activity. Count off one, two, one, two to divide the group into Red Dragon Family and Green Dragon Family.

Select a child from each group to be the head and the tail of their dragon family. Invite each family to line up and hold onto one another's waists. Each dragon family's head (the first child) must try to catch the other dragon's tail without letting the body break apart. The gait, voice and personality of the dragons are up to the members of the families. Say something like:

If the people in your dragon family are kind, caring and respectful, you will be able to work together to play the game.

Play as many times as you wish, giving different children a chance to be the dragon family's head or tail.

Including All Participants

If the group has children with physical limitations, find a way for them to share the role of head or tail with another child.