In "World of Wonder," a Tapestry of Faith program
Gather in a circle and say, in these words or your own:
Today we learned that all people and animals and plants are part of an invisible web of life. We all need each other to live. We are all part of the interdependent web of life.
Display the mural and say:
This is our World of Wonder mural. As Unitarian Universalists, we believe it is very important to take care of the web of life so that all of the animals and plants and people can live. Each time we are together, we will add something to the web. Today, we add a picture of a gecko to remind us of our connections to the earth and with each other until we are together next time.
Participants learn a song they will sing in each session Closing.
Say, in these words or your own:
Each time we meet, we will sing a song about caring for the earth during our closing circle. Singing together is a good way for us to feel a connection with each other. I wonder if anyone already knows the tune for the song, "We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands?"
If using the video, show it to the group, inviting them to sing along if they already know the song. Tell the children they will be invited to add new verses and motions to this song each time they meet.
Teach the song by singing one phrase at a time, with hand motions from the video or from your imagination. Have participants sing the phrase back to you. Then put the phrases together and sing the whole song.
Distribute Taking It Home. Thank the children for participating and invite them to return next time.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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