Black Lives Matter Resources:

In SpiritJam we have discussed the connections between the principles of the Black Lives Matter movement and our UU Principles. To help fulfill our commitment to inclusion and justice, below are some resources for both kids and parents to help learn about and spark discussion around systemic racism and what Black Lives Matter means. The letter to parents from Katy contains parent focused links, while the other links and videos below were recommended by SJ staff and parent volunteers and are more focused towards kids and youth.

  • 13 Principles of Black Live Matter for Kids
  • What can We do? (List from SpiritJam 6/7/2020)
    • Petitioning
    • Protesting/marching/sit ins
    • Calling/writing to your representatives
    • Donating
    • Educating yourself/others
    • Creating art to share

Click here for a printable coloring page/writing prompt about what BLM means to You. Share it with us in the RE Facebook Group, and to your own social media tagging the creators: @ColorfulPagesOrg.

Seeding Kindness:

On Sunday April 26th we talked about Kindness and how we can cultivate it for ourselves, our community, and our environment – AND how we can put that energy into something concrete through growing our own seeds and feeding them with kindness (and sun and water)!

If you want a kit and haven’t been able to pick one up, contact us and we will direct you to one near you! 

Plant a Seed of Kindness Workshop (PDF)

ReGrowing Food from Home:

It’s easy to grow food from your own scraps! By cutting off pieces that you wouldn’t typically eat, putting them in water, and then transferring them to the soil, you can grow even more food! 

See the following videos from Teacher Alexa, which walk you through how to regrow different foods. Click here for a full article with illustrations from CustomMade.com.

Introduction from Teacher Alexa:

Check back soon for a full garden tour!

Yoga Pretzel Activity Cards:

We like to use the Yoga Pretzel cards during SpiritJam in person, so we have adapted the material for easy access online. 

Click through the simple poses and meditations below!

Coloring Pages

Here are coloring pages, found by RE staff or shared with us from UUCE Members:

Songs and Music

Be Who You Are – Samara Jade

Chords: A – G – D repeated 

Lyrics:

I need you to be who you are (repeat), Nobody else can play that part, so I need you to be who you are          x2

You light up the night with the light of a shining star                                      x4

Light up the dark, with the medicine in your heart                                         x4

Lyrics: (to the tune of “Shortenin’ Bread”) 

Every little cell in my body is happy, every little cell in my body is well. x2

I’m so glad, every little cell, in my body is happy and well x2

Every Little Cell – Allison Davies

This is the song we danced to with our little friends like Marcel.

Other Resources

More to come – this space under construction!