Leader Reflection and Planning
Some children at this age have gone away from their homes and returned more than once. Others have never spent a night away from home. There may be some in Creating Home who have left a home and settled into a new one, never to return to the first. When you talked today about leaving and returning, did you sense that the children understood and related to the idea of "returning home?"
For some children, the idea of themselves as family members who can welcome others home may have been new. Reflect on the time you have spent with the group. When, and how, did you see children recognize, accept, or perhaps express pride in taking the role of "welcomer" in their families?