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

Activity 5: The Rainforest Song

Part of Circle of Trees

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Handout 1, The Rainforest Song
  • Optional: The Earth and Spirit Songbook and/or the CD Sailing with the Moon from the Jim Scott website
  • Optional: A computer with Internet access
  • Optional: Rhythm instruments, such as maracas, wood blocks, egg shakers, and tambourines

Preparation for Activity

  • View the video of Jim Scott singing this song on YouTube.
  • Prepare to teach the song or invite a song leader from your congregation to do so.

Description of Activity

Ask if anyone already knows "The Rainforest Song" by Jim Scott. Say that he is a UU songwriter and musician. Invite those who know the song to help teach the chorus and parts. Tell them that the various parts of this song make it easy for singers of all ages and musical abilities to participate.

Optional: Play the CD or show the YouTube video of Jim Scott singing the song.

Teach the song to the group.

Including All Participants

If any participants do not wish to sing, you might invite them to participate by using a rhythm instrument.