Money Unit for Lodestone; Magnetize your Middle School
What is a Lodestone?
Lodestones are rocks that are made up of magnetite, an iron oxide ore. They are naturally magnetic. In ancient times, compasses were made using small pieces of lodestones. Some believe that lodestones have magical uses for attracting friends and wishes. Lodestone, the UU program for Middle Schoolers, will magnetize your group and make it so fun and deep that the middle schoolers will want to attend no matter what.
The Money Unit focuses on the value of conversations about money as an important part of understanding the control and power of money. With this understanding, we can keep commercialism in perspective and use money to reflect our values.
Activity Options by session in the Money Unit
Each session and Family Conversation includes a Chalice Lighting and Chalice Extinguishing, Focusing Questions for reflection, a Teachable Moment and a Closing with a Chant or Songs. There’s even a playlist of theme related songs for use in games and entering. In addition, there are tons of activity choices, reflecting opportunities for “Sunshine, Silence and Service!”
#MA Family Conversation – Orientation
•Southwest Airlines Birthday Line
•Play Development Quotient Game
•Three Breaths Meditation
•Electric Coin Toss Game
#M1 – Money, the Taboo
•Monopoly money décor
•Bold Bertha Game
•Spiritual Goals Poster making
•Breath of Gratitude Meditation
•Cooperative Musical Chairs
#M2 – Allowances and Life Skills
•Silent Penny Polishing Meditation
•Mind in a Jar Meditation
#MB – Family Conversation – Allowance and Life Skills