Tapestry of Faith: Windows and Mirrors: A Program about Diversity for Grades 4-5

Activity 3: Story - The Day of Pentecost

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Read the story in advance.

Description of Activity

Tell the group you will now share another story about communication. Ring the chime, make eye contact with each participant and read or tell the story.

Sound the chime again at the end. Then, lead a discussion about what it means to share language. You might ask:

  • What other spoken languages are you aware of in your family, neighborhood, school, congregation and community?
  • How easy is it for you to understand those other languages?
  • What does it feel like when you are able to understand someone even if they do not speak the same language as you?

Because this is the second story they will have heard, children may seem "talked out." If it is difficult to spark discussion, move to the next activity, Game - Let's Talk and Listen. You can return to these discussion questions when you process the game with the group.