Web of Life

Youth sit in a circle, often at a transition point in the day. Holding a ball of yarn, they share one thing (something they like to do, someplace they have been,  something they learned recently) . Then they throw the ball to someone else while they hold on to their bit of yarn. The next person then shares, and so on. At the end, when everyone is holding their part of the yarn, a group leader can reinforce the interconnectedness of the participants, supported by a great visual. (Thich, Nhat Hanh, Planting Seeds, 2011)  The activity can continue with the reverse tossing of the yarn ball, where each person must “introduce” the person that shared before them, to demonstrate the value of listening and care for each other. See also: Positive Interdependence)

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