Roots Class w/Marie (pre-k to 1st grade):

This week the kids began with a circle for singing and checking in about their week. Then, they listened to a Native American folktale about coyote and friends risking their own safety to bring fire to the humans suffering in the cold. Finally, kids created finger puppets to act out the story with.

Seedlings Class w/Piaf (2nd grade to 4th grade):

Our group began working on creating a UU board game this week. We began by brainstorming the key elements of games we know and love (Monopoly, Life, Settlers of Catan, etc). Then we brainstormed about UU symbols and ideas that we’ve been talking about throughout the year. Finally, the kids came up with ideas about how to combine our two lists to create a game that reflects our church values. Finally, kids began decorating parts of the board that we’ll be using. We had many chances to practice one of our 7 Principles (Every person has a voice/vote) as we worked through the collaborative process! We will continue developing this game for several more weeks before we unveil it 🙂

Wildflower Youth Group w/Solveij (5th grade & Middle School):

Today the youth group had a recap of the “Big Nine” expectations for safe behavior in UU events, and practiced active consent and respecting boundaries through a game where they offered each other hugs, high fives, and pokes on the shoulder, listened first for whatever the other youth would like or not like, and then affirmed whatever their boundary was. They were also excited to go through the packing list and have some Q&A about the camping trip.