Using the arts in opening and closing rituals or as warm-ups (Tapestry of Faith)
In "," a Tapestry of Faith program
There are many ways to integrate the arts into openings and closings. With younger children it is good to have a short ritual that has at least one element that repeats every week such as lighting a chalice and singing a special song. You can use movement or meditative art at any time in the morning when you want the children to be active or to quiet themselves. Yoga and Tai Chi incorporate movement from a spiritual perspective.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
- Spirituality and the Arts in Children's Programming
- About the Author(s)
- Chapter 1 - The Adult as Guide
- Chapter 2 - Ways to Help Children Find and Make Meaning
- Connecting to a concept such as our first principle, respecting all people, using the visual arts
- Connecting to a specific story of a person's life
- Connecting to a theme such as getting along together in peace using story and drama
- Connecting to a process such as group-building using movement
- Using the arts in opening and closing rituals or as warm-ups
- A general schedule
- Chapter 3 - Practical Keys to Working with Children
- Chapter 4 - How to Talk to Children about Their Arts Experiences
- Chapter 5 - Ways and Means Constructing Your Own Arts Activities
- Chapter 6 - Written Arts
- Chapter 7 - Drama, Movement, and Dance
- Chapter 8 - Concluding Remarks
- Making Music Live