Following a great discussion on our Facebook page recently, we tried out a new activity at our class: a “oneness of religions” Christmas tree made with wool, decorated with symbols of different religions. We found instructions for the woolen tree on Pinterest, and got the “oneness of religions” idea from a story told by one of our readers. Each of the children painted the symbol of their choice and hung it on one of the hooks along the edges of the tree. We tied this in to our lesson on God’s commandments, noting that Bahá’u’lláh has commanded us to “consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship”. Many of the children in our class wanted to celebrate Christmas, so we thought this would be a nice activity that would engage them in thinking about the holidays that are sacred to the many different religions.
the tree on the wall
detail of one of the “ornaments”