Activity time: 5 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Focus table and cloth
- Chalice, candle and matches
- Five smooth stones about the size of a fist
- Handout 1, Responsive Reading - Five Smooth Stones from Workshop 1 for all participants
Preparation for Activity
- Set up your centering table with an attractive cloth, chalice, and the five smooth stones.
Description of Activity
Distribute Handout 1, Responsive Reading - Five Smooth Stones. Lead participants in the responsive reading or ask for a volunteer to lead. Encourage participants to take turns leading the responsive reading.
At the conclusion of the responsive reading, ask for a volunteer to light the chalice.
Including All Participants
Assist youth that need help with words in the responsive reading. Remember to allow participants to pass on reading aloud.