Workshop 7: Play

Workshop 7: Play
Workshop 7: Play

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  • It is a happy talent to know how to play. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, nineteenth-century author and speaker, trained as a Unitarian minister...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering Opening 10 Activity 1: Check-in 10 Activity 2: The Role of Play in Relationships 30 Activity 3:...
  • Set aside some time for personal reflection and meditation on the subject of play. Consider: Do you think the universe has a sense of humor...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags Markers Sign-in sheet Pen or pencil An agenda of this workshop's activities on newsprint or a digital...
  • Materials for Activity Small containers of bubble solution (one per participant) Bubble wands (one per participant) Altar or centering...
  • Description of Activity Invite participants to take turns briefly sharing insights they have had since the previous workshop on connection...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint Easel Markers Low-stick masking tape Description of Activity Ask participants to recall the guided...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint Easel Markers Copies of Handout 1: Playing with Principle (one per participant) Description of Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Tables (see Preparation) Newspaper, plastic tablecloths, or other means of covering the tables Writing paper (at...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of customized Taking It Home handout (see Preparation) Preparation for Activity Review the Taking It Home...
  • With your co-leader, take some time after the workshop to evaluate the session and plan for future sessions. Consider these questions: What...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 2: UU Trivia Hunt ( one per participant) (see Preparation) Leader Resource 2: UU Trivia Hunt...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint Easel Markers Preparation for Activity Ahead of time, invite participants to bring toys or games to the...
  • Affection Connection — Play Extend the workshop by trying this activity on your own. For Couples: Continuing the Covenant At the beginning...
  • In relationships, a spirit of playfulness can ease tensions, build intimacy, facilitate connection, help us solve problems, and lower...
  • Work in teams to find the answers to these questions. You may consult any resources you can access in your congregation's building. Our...
  • Follow this Order of Service as you lead the opening of Workshop 7, Play. Welcome Chalice Lighting Principle Guided Meditation Reading...
  • Our congregation: What is the official name of our congregation? (Insert answer.) Who is the president/chairperson of the congregation? (...
  • Major FUN's Funny Pointless Games Collection , collected by Bernie DeKoven Playing Together for Fun: Creative Play and Lifelong Games from...

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