Grave Rubbing

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Description

During visit to local church, make grave rubbings in church yard

Resources

paper, wax crayons or specialist crayons

Instructions

Cubs are given paper and crayon to make rubbing of inscriptions on graves. This could be themed eg Cubs work to try to find members of a certain family, youngest person, oldest person, oldest grave. Can they find the richest local family or the most common sir name? Who is from the farthest place away from the church?
Do be mindful of the fact that death is a sensative issue - need to ensure local people won't be upset. It's also important to conside the fact that those involved may have been affected by bereavement.

Tags

  • Local knowledge,visit
  • #church
  • church
  • church visit
  • History
  • local
  • local history

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