The young people will be led to personal reflection and expression of the meaning of hope.
The young people should be able to explain the virtues of faith, hope, and love.
Share with the young people the form of Japanese poetry called haiku. Explain that a haiku has three unrhymed lines. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the third has five syllables.
Glowing orange sun
Darting through scattered gray clouds
Reminds me of hope
Direct the young people to follow these steps:
Dip the string in tempura paint.
On one of the sheets of paper, form the string into a design.
Cover the design with the other sheet of paper.
Place a book on top.
Slowly pull out the string.
Remove the book and separate the papers to dry.
Print or write the haiku with black marker on the dry paper.
Playing instrumental music helps to create a reflective atmosphere.
Have several containers of each paint color to alleviate congestion.
Cover painting surfaces with newspaper