Confucius Story: Three Men Walking
Craft: Create a Maze! Symbolism of Craft: As we walk through life, we make choices about the best path to take for each of us. This week we create a maze to symbolize our choices.
Mazes can be done with all sorts of material. You can create a giant maze to walk through at your center or simply have the children create a maze using markers.
Aristotle Story: The Influence of the Unseen
Craft: The Five Elements
Symbolism of Craft: Create wheel indicating the 5 elements: Earth, water, air, fire and Spirit.
Natural Materials/cutouts/balloon/ fire
Around the outside of the plate, put the words Aether, the divine substance that flows in and through all things.
Divide the plate into four sections to define the four other elements
Glue tissue paper or natural materials in each section of the plate to signify earth, fire, water and air. Or, use color and words to do the same.
al-Farabi Story: The Boy and the Wolf (an Aesop Fable)
Craft: Brad Paper Dolls
Symbolism of Craft: Each of our body parts work together to make our bodies strong. Just as with our societies and neighborhoods where all people work together.
Cut out the paper dolls parts. Attach the arms and legs using brads. You can write a word on each of the limbs to signify ways we all work together. (i.e. compassion, cooperation, forgiveness, love)
Download Paper Doll Template
The Judgment of King Solomon - Adapted from 1 Kings 3:16-28Craft: Crown
Symbolism of Craft: The crown is a symbol for King Solomon and his wisdom. This simple project can be worn by the children after it's been created. Use different colors appropriate for the theme or the child's preferences.
poster board or construction paper
Paint, crayons, or felt-tip pens
Cut a strip of cardboard 5 or 6 inches with and long enough to go around your head and overlap slightly
Cut a zigzag in the top edge of the paper
Decorate the crown using markers, glitter or stickers
Make a ring with the cardboard facing in (toward the head) and the paper facing out and staple to make a crown - adult assistance required for this step.