Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: A Place of Wholeness: A Program for Youth Exploring Their Own Unitarian Universalist Faith Journeys

Alternate Activity 3: Finishing the Tree

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint from Activity 2, Understanding Our Roots
  • Art supplies
  • Music and a music player

Preparation for Activity

  • If you did not do Activity 2, use the preparation steps to create a tree on newsprint.
  • Optional: Arrange to play music as participants work.

Description of Activity

Invite youth to personalize the ancestral tree. They may add additional roots, label the trunk and branches and add themselves as colorful birds. After the artwork is completed, youth may share how they feel about the additions.