Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures: A Multigenerational Program

Activity 2: Retelling the Story

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Familiarize yourself with the story so that you can guide a dramatized retelling.

Description of Activity

Say, "In this story, many of the important elements are not people. We are all going to play all the parts. Shake out your arms and legs and head and neck and all the parts of you. You are going to need all of your imagination and all of your body to help tell the story. For each day of creation, you will act out being that which is created-the sun, the stars, the animals, the plants, and so on. We will use the center of our circle as the stage.

Reread the story, pausing after each day for participants to act it out. After the re-telling, invite participants to offer comments, observations, and insights about the passage.