Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: World of Wonder: A Program on the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism for Grades K-1

Alternate Activity 1: Observation Station

Part of World of Wonder

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • 10 to 20 objects such as a spoon, pencil, pen, stone, book and so on
  • A tray large enough to hold the items, and a cloth
  • Paper and pencils

Preparation for Activity

  • Place 8 to 10 of the items on the tray and cover them with the cloth.

Description of Activity

This activity activates observation and memory skills.

Give each child a sheet of paper and a pencil. Have the children sit where they can see the tray. Uncover the objects for one minute. Then cover them back up. Ask each child to make a list of all the objects they can remember. They can make a symbol for the item or write the word. Uncover the tray, and see who remembered the most objects.

Now, add some new objects and/or replace some objects for each additional round. See if anyone's observation and memory skills increase after a few times with the same objects.