Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Miracles: A Multigenerational Program on Living in Awe and Wonder

Activity 3: Story ─ Maui and Pele Make Hawai’i

Part of Miracles

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Read through the story a few times, paying close attention to the Hawaiian pronunciations so you are ready to read the story aloud.

Description of Activity

Explain that each time they meet, the group will hear stories that will help everyone think about miracles. This session has three stories that all talk about creation. Each story demonstrates how a different culture has explained the beginnings of our planet and the life on it. Read the first story to the group, slowly. When you are finished, ask these questions:

  • Why is it important that Maui did not create a whole continent, but only brought up the tops of mountains?
  • Why is Pele so important to the Hawaiian culture?