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1. Map study: Find
Sudan on a world map
or globe. Note the countries the boys walked to: Ethiopia and Kenya.
Compare the distances to the distance between more familiar places
in the U.S. Distribute the coloring
activity for the children to color.
Materials: map or globe, coloring
2. Drum making: Make
drums out of oatmeal boxes covered with construction paper. Color
African designs on the paper cover. Drum the rhythm to the song
“Kum Ba Ya.” Can you also make up a dance to the song
and the drumming?
Materials: oatmeal boxes, construction
paper, crayons or markers
3. Dramatize or pantomime:
Act out how you would show or explain some of our daily objects
to these boys who may never have used them. Brainstorm some things
they might not know about.
For example: snow; a lawn mower; using the shower at your house;
a refrigerator; a stove; a CD player; hot dogs; a dishwasher; how
to use a fork; an electric can opener.
4. Experience the journey by playing
A Long Walk:
5. Hear a refugee's story:
Invite a refugee who has settled locally to tell their story. Contact
your CWS/CROP Office
6. Involve your congregation:
Invite them to play A
Find out when there is a CROP
Hunger Walk in your community. Involve the children in promoting
the Walk by describing how Church World Service helps people like
Abraham, Moses, and Samuel. If there is a “Children’s
in your worship service, ask if the children can tell/act out the
story to the adults during that time.
Invite members of the congregation to sponsor the children in the
CROP Hunger Walk. Have the children draw around their foot or make footprints
in poster paint on paper. When it is dry, write a “thank you”
note around the edge of the footprint for those in the congregation
who sponsored them.
NOTE: If you have
any questions about CROP Hunger
in your area, call your CWS Regional Office at 1-888-CWS-CROP,