Activities: Symbolism of Craft: Muslim’s pray on a clean surface or rug. This simple craft symbolized a woven prayer rug. Craft: Prayer Mat Material: Construction paper Scissors
Directions: Fold one sheet of construction paper in half and cut from the folded edge to leave about a 1 inch margin on the other side. Repeat cuts about 1 inch apart. Unfold and cut the other contrasting color of construction paper into 1 inch strips to be woven. Trim excess strips with scissors.
Activities: Symbolism of Craft: A seed in a cup - to remind of the story: The Emperor and the Seed Craft: Dirt in a cup Material: Plastic cups Gummie worms Crushed Chocolate cookies
Symbolism of Craft: How we used our words creates the world around us Craft: The Name Game
Material: Paper Markers Directions: Write your name down the side of the page. Find a word that starts with each letter of your name that describes how you are and how you want to be. Bonus! Write the name of someone you are challenged with down the side of the page. Use one word to describe how you WANT them to be.
Symbolism of Craft: Create a situation where the child can only give. What do they receive? Smiles, hugs…. Craft: The Giving Game
Material: Get or make something with the child to give away, pennies, flowers, cut out hearts…
Directions: Give each child a number of these items. They ‘win’ the game if they can give everything away. Find a place to give, in the congregation, in the teen center. You may want to work with your minister to see if it can be done before the adults leave the service.