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)
- Protesting/marching/sit ins
- Calling/writing to your representatives
- 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.
Links to Crafts and Activities
- 15 Earth Day Activities and Crafts from BuggyandBuddy.com
- Nature Tree Template (from Earth Day Crafts)
Stories and Other Videos
Below are some songs, stories, and other uplifting videos shared by your teachers!
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.
Videos from Teacher Alexa
Check back soon for a full garden tour!
Here are coloring pages, found by RE staff or shared with us from UUCE Members:
- “What to Do in a Pandemic… Our Cousins Know” Image series by artist Ricardo Levins Morales
- Free Coloring Sheets from Crayola.com – So Many!!!
- #ColorOurCollections – coloring pages from Museums, Libraries, Archives, and Cultural Institutions around the world.
- Proud Trans Family – Coloring Sheets from Maya Gonazales and Reflection Press featuring gender diverse families.
Songs and Music
Be Who You Are – Samara Jade
Chords: A – G – D repeated
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.
More to come – this space under construction!