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Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Print Leader Resource 2, Mural Image - Otters, preferably in color.
  • Download and adapt the Taking It Home section and copy for all participants (you may wish to email to parents as well).
  • Post the World of Wonder mural.
  • Display the lyrics to the Closing song, "We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands."

Description of Activity

Gather in a circle by the World of Wonder mural. Say, in these words or your own:

Today we learned that playing is very important in the web of life. We learned that when we laugh and play our hearts and spirits are filled with happiness and joy. Unitarian Universalists believe all people and animals and plants are part of an invisible web of life, like the web on our mural. Each time we meet we add something new to the World of Wonder mural. Today we add a picture of an otter, to remind us of the importance of play in our lives and in the web of life.

Attach the picture to the mural.

Indicate the lyrics to the closing song "We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands." Invite the Song Leader to start the song with accompanying hand motions. Participants can help each other remember hand motions or can create new ones.

Distribute Taking It Home. Thank the children for participating and invite them to return next time.

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