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 This page lists our RE podcasts for your listening enjoyment. These stories and activities are meant for ALL ages. Enjoy!

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July 24, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Minotaur and the Maze"

In today’s story, Ariadne conquers a labyrinth and makes a friend by adjusting her perceptions and looking at things in a new way. Sometimes that’s the best way to solve complicated problems!

After you listen, you can make your OWN maze out of noodles! Here’s how: https://www.instructables.com/Many-Paths-Noodle-Maze/

Sound and Music Attributions
 
 
 

July 17, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Oak at the Bottom of the Garden"

Today’s story is about a boy who loves trees! He has a favorite tree. Do you have a favorite tree? Or just a tree that you like to look at? You can think about it while you listen to the story.

After you listen, if you like, you can honor your favorite tree (or just a cool looking tree) by making a model of it! Here’s how: https://www.instructables.com/Tubular-Tree/
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 

July 10, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Parliament of Words"

Words can sometimes be very confusing! Especially English words, cribbed as they are from many other languages. Today’s story is about what the words themselves think about being so complicated.

After you listen, why not play with words yourself? You can turn a Jenga set into a poetry-generating game. Here’s how: https://www.instructables.com/Jenga-Poetry/

Sound and Music Attributions
 
 
 

July 3, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"As It Will Be Again"

In today’s story, a park ranger learns to accept change and find beauty in the way things might be in the future with care and with love. Let’s listen!

In the story, we learn a little bit about how dangerous fireworks can be. They’re also loud and can scare people and animals! So instead, here’s how you can make silent, safe fireworks inside on your kitchen table.
 
 
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 
Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 

June 19, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"A Midsummer Night's Dance"

Today’s story is in honor of Midsummer!
 
Midsummer, also called Litha, is the longest day of the year, when the sun’s power is at its height. It’s also said to be one of the days when the veil between the worlds is thinnest and it’s easiest to see and greet the spirits of nature that some people call fairies.
 
So let’s hear a story about fairies!
 
After you listen, you can honor the fairies by building a fairy house. Here’s how: https://www.instructables.com/Fairy-Houses/
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 

June 12, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Something like Chess"

Exploring our faith can be a playful process, and the rules we find and make for ourselves as part of that process can be seen as an elaborate game we play with the world and the spirit. Today’s story is about a man playing a game with the gods and trying to learn the rules.

After you listen, you could take a stab at making your own game! You can find instructions here: https://www.pbsutah.org/blogs/pbs-kids-utah/diy-board-game-craft-for-kids/

Sound and Music Attributions
 
 

June 5, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Sword and the Crown"

n today’s story, we honor those who are bridging on to new phases in life through hard work and learning well. King Arthur reaped the rewards of his work by becoming king, and we all deserve to be be a little bit of royalty right now (especially those of us being crowned with graduation hats!).

After you listen to the story, you can make a crown of your own out of paper if you like. Here are some instructions! https://www.instructables.com/Paper-Crowns-With-Colored-Jewels/

Sound and Music Attributions
 
 
 

 

May 29, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Telling the Bees"

In today’s story, a young person named Sarah discovers why telling the bees the joys of sorrows of the community can bring everyone together through the interdependent web of all existence.

 

After you listen to the story, you can make your own bee puppet with a paper plate! Instructions can be found here: https://www.instructables.com/Buzzy-Little-Bee/
 
 
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 
 

May 22, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Troll's Tear"

In today’s story, a child learns to process grief, say goodbye, and accept death as part of the natural way of things whey they meet a troll-wife on the hill above their house. Let’s listen!

After you’ve listened to the story, if you like, you can make your own (delicious) crystal troll’s tears like this: https://www.instructables.com/Troll-Tears-Rock-Candy/

Adapted from a story by D.J. Conway: http://www.ladybridget.com/mp/trolltear.html
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 
 
 
 

May 15, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Maya's Questions"

When people hurt each other, it’s important to try and make it right, both with words and actions. Today’s story is about that on a very small scale. It’s called “Maya’s Questions,” and it’s an adaptation of the story, “The Three Questions,” written by Elisa Pearmain. Let’s listen!

After you listen to the story, you can make a flock of band-aid butterflies to remind you to be kind.

https://www.instructables.com/Band-Aid-Butterflies/

Story from: “Maya’s Questions,” from Wonderful Welcome (https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/welcome/session15//mayas-questions)

Sound and Music Attributions

Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Contemplative Soft Piano by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6878-contemplative-soft-piano
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Pure Love Piano by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6707-pure-love-piano
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Soft Piano by Agnese Valmaggia
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6509-soft-piano
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“Digging sand with a shovel.” Ruben_Uitenweerde
https://freesound.org/people/Ruben_Uitenweerde/sounds/486228/

May 8, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Mom Energy"

Today’s story is about mothers and all of the people who bring “mom energy” to our lives, regardless of relationship or gender.

After you listen, maybe you could make a collage like Toby did in the story! Who in your life brings mom energy? It can be people you know personally or people you admire. Or, like Toby, a combination of both! You can cut out pictures from magazines or print out pictures from the internet and cut them out.
 
Happy Mother’s Day!
 
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 
Feeling Full Of Joy Piano Solo by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8165-feeling-full-of-joy-piano-solo
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
Beautiful Acoustic Guitar Melody by WinnieTheMoog
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6350-beautiful-acoustic-guitar-melody
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
 

May 1, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Painter and the Firebird"

Today’s story honors Beltane, also called May Day, which honors the growing power of the sun and the flame that is a creative force within the Earth itself and within all of us. It’s about fire and creativity because it’s about a painter and a firebird.

After you listen, you can honor the flowers of May and the flowers of the Firebird by making and wearing a flower crown: https://www.instructables.com/Earth-Mother-Dandelion-Crown/
 
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 

April 17, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Journey of the Birds"

In today’s story, birds of many kinds gather to decide on how to find a leader. They fly off on a long journey to find one, and they learn a lot about one another and their community on the way.

After you listen to the story, you can “fly” off on your own journey around your house or yard with a pair of bird wings made from a brown paper shopping bag. 

https://www.instructables.com/Paper-Bag-Bird-Wings/

Story adapted from: “The Journey of the Birds,” part of Signs of Our Faith, inspired by the ancient epic poem, “The Conference of the Birds,” by the Persian Sufi Muslim writer Fariduddin Attar. (https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/signs/session9/journey)

Sound and Music Attributions

Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

“Upupaepops.mp3,” ginerantoni1
https://freesound.org/people/ginerantoni1/sounds/167852/

“BirdWingFlap.wav,” nicStage
https://freesound.org/people/nicStage/sounds/424463/

Morning Rhythm by Rafael Krux
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5338-morning-rhythm-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

April 10, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Tale of Rugcat"

This week’s story touches on stewardship – taking care of things, places, and communities that are important to us – and our 7th Principle – celebrating the interconnectedness of all  living things. A child named Fern helps a mysterious cat! Hear all about it in the story.

After listening, you can make your own cat!
 

April 3, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Man Who Would Marry the Earth"

In today’s story, a man tries to get married to the Earth! That’s a little extreme for showing love and respect for our planet, but after you listen to the story, you can show some love by honoring a favorite tree in your life.

https://www.instructables.com/Tubular-Tree/

March 27, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Storyweaver"

Today’s story is ABOUT stories and the way that stories fit into our lives as humans. Give it a listen!

Afterwards, you can play around with weaving your own stories with a fun online version of Mad Libs, that silly fill-in-the-blank story game that was big in the 90s. It’s still really fun, and National Geographic Kids has an entire bank of online story generators. Check it out! https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/funny-fill-in

March 20, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Ostara and the Goose"

 
Today’s story is one of transformation. When one thing changes to another, is part of it still the same? Is it the new thing and the old thing at the same time? After you watch the video, let’s explore that question with a craft that is both a goose and a rabbit at the same time.

https://www.instructables.com/Paper-Goose-Rabbit/

March 13, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Stone Soup"

Living in community means working together for the good of all. And when we work together, we can accomplish so much more than we can alone! That’s just what happens in the story of Stone Soup.
 
After you listen, why not make your own Stone Soup? You could play with your food a little bit first, though. Like so: https://www.instructables.com/Feelings-Vegetables/

March 6, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The No-Sword Style"

Sometimes in this world we encounter bullies, people who think being louder and more physically strong ought to give them power over others. In today’s story, a legendary Japanese swordsman named Tsukuhara Bukoden defeats one such bully without ever drawing his sword.
 

After you listen to the story, you can honor Tsukuhara Bukoden’s peaceful resolution to conflict by making a paper dove, a common symbol of peace and nonviolence. https://www.instructables.com/Paperboard-Peace-Dove/

Sound and Music Attributions
 
 
Scheming Weasel (slower version) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4327-scheming-weasel-slower-version
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Scheming Weasel (faster version) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4326-scheming-weasel-faster-version
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

February 27, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Ethelred Brown"

It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month, a time to honor and learn about Black American history and culture. Each of this month’s Sunday stories will explore the history of a different Black American, and today’s story is about Ethelred Brown, a Jamaican man who emigrated to the United States and became the first Black Unitarian minister.

Reverend Brown overcame many obstacles and chose his own path to truth and meaning. Let’s honor that with a fun activity that lets you create your own path by making a maze! You can find the instructions here: https://www.instructables.com/Many-Paths-Noodle-Maze/

February 20, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Frances Ellen Watkins Harper"

This week’s story is about an amazing Black Unitarian named Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. She was a poet, a teacher, a lecturer, and a tireless advocate for justice.

After you listen to the podcast, you might feel moved to write some poetry like Harper, though maybe you don’t know where to start! Maybe you can find some inspiration by reading some of her poetry, which you can do right here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/frances-ellen-watkins-harper
 
If you happen to have a Jenga set, you can replicate the Fellowship’s poetry-generating Jenga game like so:  https://www.instructables.com/Jenga-Poetry/
 
If you DON’T have a Jenga set just lying around waiting to become a tool for making poetry, you can make some poetry online right here: http://magneticpoetryplayonline.com/kids/
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 

February 13, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"John Cashin"

It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month, a time to honor and learn about Black American history and culture. Each of this month’s Sunday stories will explore the history of a different Black American, and today’s story is about John Cashin, a Unitarian Universalist and the founder of a political party called the National Democratic Party of Alabama that advanced the civil rights and voting power of Black Americans in the 1960s and 70s. 

Although John Cashin died in 2011, we do have some archival footage of him talking about his life and work. You can watch two for free here:

https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/dr-john-cashin-41

The story of the Black American struggle for voting rights and equal representation is so much bigger than John Cashin’s efforts in Alabama. Black History in Two Minutes (or Less) has a great little video about Reconstruction, the period in the South after the Civil War in which Black Americans participated in our government until Jim Crow laws pushed them out.

 

If you’d like to watch more tiny documentaries about Black history with your family, there’s a whole archive covering all kinds of aspects! You can scroll down and see what looks interesting.

Story from: “John Cashin, Witness for Justice,” a story written for the UUA Tapestry of Faith curriculum Signs of Our Faith (https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/signs/session15/288119.shtml)

Sound and Music Attributions

Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Happy Farewell by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6466-happy-farewell
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Playground Waltz by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6430-playground-waltz
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“retro airplane.wav,” Inplano
https://freesound.org/people/Inplano/sounds/81056/

Beautiful Acoustic Guitar Melody by WinnieTheMoog
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6350-beautiful-acoustic-guitar-melody
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

February 6, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Sheep Who Loved Words"

Tuesday, February 1st was Imbolc, the point on the Wheel of the Year halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. The first hints of Spring are beginning to show themselves, the light is very slowly returning, and it’s a time to plant the seeds of everything we hope will grow this year! It’s also a time during which new lambs are born. Lambs and sheep are often seen as a symbol of spring for this reason.

So let’s listen to a story about a sheep!

After you listen to the story, you might not have a flock of sheep to have any lambs, but you could use some things you probably have around your house to make your own lamb! Here are some instructions:

https://www.instructables.com/Imbolc-Sheep/

Happy Imbolc!

Sound and Music Attributions

Sheep-in-field.mp3,” soundmary
https://freesound.org/people/soundmary/sounds/196671/

“Glass breaking experiment » WindowGlass.mp3,” P.Jezisek
https://freesound.org/people/P.Jezisek/sounds/519349/

Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5453-happy-whistling-ukulele-
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Positive Sentimental Uplifting Piano by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8764-positive-sentimental-uplifting-piano
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

January 30, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Real Gift"

In today’s story, a little boy feels scared about the changes his living situation is about to undergo, but through the gifts of love and mutual creation, he and his grandmother forge a stronger bond than ever.
 

After you listen to the story, you can make a blanket just like Nelson did with his grandmother… well, kinda. I don’t know how to crochet, so this blanket is a quilt made of recycled magazines!

https://www.instructables.com/Magazine-Quilt/

Story From: UUA Tapestry of Faith curriculum “Wonderful Welcome” (https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/welcome/session1/118116.shtml)
Sound and Music Attributions
Relaxed Emotional Piano Background by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7717-relaxed-emotional-piano-background
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

When The Summer Awakes by Frank Schröter
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7706-when-the-summer-awakes
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Summer Night’s Dream by Frank Schröter
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7655-summer-night-s-dream
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“Scissors, A.wav,” InspectorJ
https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/347245/

“Pencil, Writing, Close,” InspectorJ
https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/398271/
Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

January 23, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Journey of the Birds"

In today’s service, we talked a lot about different generations, their hopes and fears, and the things they can offer each other. An intergenerational community works together to make itself stronger, using the strengths of each member to make up for the weaknesses of others. That’s just what the birds in this story do! Give it a listen.
 

After you listen, you can make your own bird wings to “fly” off on your own journey by following these instructions: https://www.instructables.com/Paper-Bag-Bird-Wings/

Story from: “The Journey of the Birds,” part of Signs of Our Faith, inspired by the ancient epic poem, “The Conference of the Birds,” by the Persian Sufi Muslim writer Fariduddin Attar. (https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/signs/session9/journey)
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 
 

 

January 16, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"TFAA Welcoming Congregation"

This week, we’re exploring a story from the history of our own congregation – the story of when we became a Welcoming Congregation, publically and actively affirming our genuine welcome of LGBTQ people at the UUFC.
 
Let’s learn a little bit about it through some UUFC ephemera!
 

After you watch the video, here’s a fun hands-on activity! Normalizing the practice of sharing pronouns on our nametags at the UUFC is one of the ways we’ve been learning to be more welcoming of trans people. So here’s a cool nametag craft!
 

January 9, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Maria Cook Speaks Out"

Let’s learn a little bit about some of our Universalist heritage by listening to the story of Maria Cook, the first woman to be officially acknowledged as a Universalist preacher. She spoke out for what she believed in!
 
Speaking out for what we believe in a compassionate and responsible way is one of the things we do as UUs, and one of the ways a lot of people speak out (especially if you’re too young to vote yet!) is by going to protests. After listening to the story, you can learn how to make stencil letters so you can express yourself the next time you need to make your voice heard at a protest or rally!
 

https://www.instructables.com/Paperboard-Stencil-Letters/

Story adapted from:
“Speaking Out Maria Cook, Universalist Preacher”
By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 

January 2, 2022
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Answer Mountain"

The New Year is a time for questions. Humans really like clear answers, but unfortunately, there are not a lot of clear answers to be had. So here’s a story all about questions and uncertainty!
 

After you listen to the story, you can make your own classic useless answer generator, a Magic 8 Ball! Here’s how you can make one out of a recycled glass jar. 

https://www.instructables.com/Magic-8-Jar/

Story from: “Answer Mountain,” by Sarah E. Skwire; . This story appears in What If Nobody Forgave? and Other Stories edited by Colleen M. McDonald (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2003). From Toolbox of Faith (https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/toolbox/session4/109542.shtml).

Sound and Music Attributions

Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sweet Tune To My Darling by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6720-sweet-tune-to-my-darling
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“Church Bell,” CosmicEmbers
https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/160689/

Playground Waltz by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6430-playground-waltz
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Happy Farewell by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6466-happy-farewell
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“Restoring Fatehpur Saki,” RTB45
https://freesound.org/people/RTB45/sounds/148652/

December 12, 2021
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Living the Stories - The Dragon's Hoard"

In today’s story, a king defeats a dragon and takes its hoard of gold…but there are some very basic and ultimately destructive misunderstandings about the nature of that hoard. Sometimes, when we don’t ask the right questions and make assumptions, we can cause serious harm, even if we didn’t mean to.
 

December 5, 2021
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Living the Stories - The Creature in the Room"

Today’s story is about change. Change can be very scary, especially when it makes us move from someplace comfortable to someplace unknown. But sometimes that’s the only way we can stretch our wings!

After you listen to the story, you can make a hatching bird of your own with its parents. The birds in the instructions are penguins, but you can make whatever kind of bird you like!
 

November 28, 2021
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Living the Stories - When the night grew jealous of the day"

As we move into the season of winter, the nights grow longer and longer. In today’s story, the Night becomes jealous of how much humans prefer the Day, even though the world needs both for true balance.

After you listen to the story, you can make your own card that shows the way that the dark and the light balance one another.

https://www.instructables.com/Solstice-Greeting-Card/

November 21, 2021
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Living the Stories - The Man Who Feared for His Life"

This week’s story is about a man who fears having his heart broken, so he hides it away until he learns something about love, joy, and gratitude.

 

After you listen to the story, you can make your own heart to display your own loves, joys, and things to be grateful for.
 

November 14, 2021
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"Living the Stories - The Grumpy Gecko"

This week, we’re exploring and celebrating the ways in which we are all connected. Sometimes something that seems like an inconvenient problem can be recontextualized when we know the big picture. That’s what happens to this grumpy gecko! Let’s listen.

After you listen to the story, you can make your own grumpy gecko. Instructions can be found here.
 
 
 
Sound and Music Attributions
 
 

 

October 24, 2021
Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity
"The Water-Bearer's Garden"

We can’t always see the effects of our own actions. Sometimes we find out that something we didn’t think was a big deal was actually having huge repercussions on the world around us. That’s what happens in today’s story — give it a listen!

 
 

After you’ve heard the story, you can grab some stuff from the recycling bin and make something similar to the pots the Water-Bearer used. These are a lot smaller, and they’re made of plastic rather than clay, but it’s the same idea!

October 17, 2021 - Time For All Ages Podcast and Activity - "Kindness and the Beast"

In today's story, a terrible beast lives in the center of the forest...maybe? Let's challenge our assumptions about an old story and learn about how kindness can help heal old wounds and unhappy memories.

After you listen to the story, you can make your own paper rose to remind you how helpful it can be to be kind. Also paper roses are so pretty! Learn how here: https://www.instructables.com/Kindness-Rose/

Sound and Music Attributions


October 10, 2021

Time For All Ages – Land Acknowledgement

 

 To learn about to original stewards of the land on which you stand or have stood on in the past, you can go here and enter any address: https://native-land.ca/

We can’t go on field trips right now for school or church, but there are some virtual tours you can take to learn more about the tribal nations of Oregon while staying safe at home.

The Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center has a virtual museum tour, which you can access here: http://ikanum.grandronde.org/

It uses photos and text to explore the history of the Confederated Tribes, and you can click on things with your mouse to learn more. It’s got a lot of text, so it will be more enjoyable for grown-ups and older kids, but I bet it would be a lot of fun to let a kiddo do the clicking and a grown-up or older sibling do the reading.

You can also virtually explore the grounds and facilities of the Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde here: https://roundme.com/tour/433498

This is a lot of fun because you can just click on different places and look around in 360 degrees. The buildings and the grounds are beautiful and it’s really neat to explore.

 
Let’s do some learning for Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 11th!
 

October 3, 2021
Time for All Ages Story and Activity
"The People of Lake Namun" Time for All Ages Story and Activity "The People of Lake Namun"

In today’s story, the children of Lake Namun honor and restore a lake by discovering and drawing spiral patterns. This practice inspires the community to come together! Let’s listen.
 
 
Story from: “The People of Lake Namun: A Story of Community,” by Annie Bryan (https://www.talesandsongs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/The-People-of-Lake-Namun-A-Story-of-Community.pdf)

After you listen to the story, you can inspire and make people smile by going on an adventure to make spirals and leave them around for people to find! It’s easy, and best of all, it’s a way to bring joy without having to make actual contact with people. Social distancing!

Sound and Music Attributions

“pianomotive (with srings).flac,” X3nus
https://freesound.org/people/X3nus/sounds/451657/

“Lake Waves 2.wav,” Benboncan
https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/67884/

“pianomotive (piano only).flac,” X3nus
https://freesound.org/people/X3nus/sounds/451658/

“Restoring Fatehpur Saki,” RTB45
https://freesound.org/people/RTB45/sounds/148652/

“melancholic interpretation in G#.mp3,” Connum
https://freesound.org/people/Connum/sounds/12691/

 

September 26, 2021
Time For All Ages Story & Activity
"The Miracle Workers"

The religious life is a shared experience between all who engage in it. In today’s story, Jesus of Nazareth points out to his disciples that not everything requires a heavenly miracle – some things work better with a little human ingenuity. Take a listen:

After you listen, you’ll find that the disciples figure out how to multiply the loaves and fishes all by themselves. Now you can, too, with a silly, simple craft activity.

https://www.instructables.com/Multiplying-Loaves-and-Fishes/

 

Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod 

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Feeling Full Of Joy Piano Solo by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8165-feeling-full-of-joy-piano-solo

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license