This page is full of fun things you can do all about the street children! With word searches, crosswords, craft activities - there is loads you can do to find out more about street children in Latin America!
Worksheets & Info sheets
- Maze - 'from hurting to healing' - download (pdf)
- What should life be like for a child? - download (pdf)
- What is life like for a street child? - download (pdf)
- Toybox in action! - Red Alert in Bolivia - download (pdf)
- Latin American Word Search - download (pdf)
- Crossword - for primary school age - download (pdf)
- Make your very own Quetzal bird model - download (pdf)
- Design a Latin American cross - download (pdf)
This is good with a smaller group (up to 20) depending on the size of the room and the size of your parachute.
Either number the children or allocate colours, i.e. 1 2 3 4, 1 2 3 4 round the circle so that you've got several of each number / colour. Explain that you'll all be rippling the parachute and then when you shout out a number / colour you'll lift up the parachute into a mushroom and the children who have been given that number / colour need to swap places, calling out 'Thank you God for ________' as they go. Explaining beforehand should hopefully give them time to think! There may be some children who don't want to call out but hopefully there'll be enough who will to make a shout of praise. Once everyone is back holding the parachute, pull it down and start the rippling again.
This time, explain that after you've mushroomed the parachute, everyone is going to go under but needs to keep hold of the parachute. Everyone then sits down, surrounded by the parachute. (Please note – it's important that you have more than one CRB-ed adult underneath the parachute, and preferably several.) Now that you're all contained in a smaller space, this is a chance for some quieter prayer. Invite the children to say 'Please help ________', but again allow them the chance to say 'Pass'.
Garment of Praise
This can be done in a variety of ways. On a large piece of white paper (the back of wall paper works well) draw the outline of a coat. Distribute post-it notes of all different colours, shapes and sizes and invite people to write down words of praise. Everyone sticks their post-it note inside the outline to create a multi-coloured garment of praise. If you've got plenty of preparation time, then it will be even more effective if the post-it notes have been cut to the same shape as the large outline. The garment of praise will be made of many little garments of praise! Find a large piece of fabric that could be used as a cloak. Give out smaller pieces of fabric to everyone, together with fabric pens. Write down words of praise on the smaller pieces and sew or safety pin them to the large piece. The possibilities are endless. If you think of a really creative way to make a garment of praise, why not send us a photo afterwards? You can upload your photo and tell us how it went here