Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Circle of Trees: A Multigenerational Program about Nourishing Deep Connections with Nature

Activity 1: Rise Up for Trees / Team Up for Trees

Part of Circle of Trees

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Choose one version (Rise Up for Trees or Team Up for Trees) to use for this workshop, and plan to use the other version in the next workshop.
  • Read the resource and practice giving clear instructions, so you will be comfortable presenting and leading the activity.
  • Optional: Look online for photos of the actual trees referenced in the game Team Up for Trees: mighty oak, weeping willow, and bristlecone pine. Print photos and display them as you begin this game.

Description of Activity

Cooperative activities are very effective "ice breakers" and provide an appropriate way for people of all ages to get to know each other. Explain that each workshop will start with an activity similar to this one.

Give instructions for the version you have chosen. Conduct the ice-breaker.

Including All Participants

If a participant needs to remain seated, encourage them to do the poses from a seated position.