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Craft: Thumbprint ant (Note: to give the craft more meaning, glue a grain of rice or two above the thumbprint)
Symbolism of Craft: To help the children remember the story of how carrying a grain of sand is a large accomplishment for an ant, while it wouldn’t be for a horse.
Ink for Thumbprints
Pen to mark
Dance: Expressing Joy
Sufi Muslims Whirling Dervish
Native American Ceremony
Craft: Spinning Top
Symbolism of Craft: The Spinning Top represents the movement of different traditions connecting with spirit through dance.
Plastic bottle caps
Toothpicks or wooden skewers or thin straws
Awl from the Toolbox or nail and hammer to put hole in bottle cap
Small wooden bead
Optional: markers, stickers or paint to decorate
Have an adult make the hole in the center of the bottle cap right in the middle of the lid using a drill, hammer and nail or awl
Enlarge the hold if needed for the toothpick or skewer or straw.
Thread a bead through the straw on the top of the bottle cap and secure with glue
Try it out!
Music: The Sound of Spirit
Symbolism of Craft: Make a joyful noise!
Toilet Paper Tube
Decorate the toilet paper tube
Cut out a circle from wax paper, about 4″ in diameter and cover the top of the tube, securing it with a rubber band.