Session 1: Welcome Part of Chalice Children In This Section Introduction From Chalice Children Love makes a bridge from heart to heart, and hand to hand. — "Love Makes a Bridge," Hymn 325 in Singing the Living Tradition This first meeting sets the... Session-at-a-Glance From Chalice Children Activity Minutes Activity 1: Free Play 15 Activity 2: Circle Rhymes Transition 5 Activity 3: Circle Time 5 Activity 4: Story 5 Activity 5: Love Hearts 1... Spiritual Preparation From Chalice Children This first meeting together with the group will set the tone for the year. Make sure you have done all the advance preparation and reviewed the session... Opening From Chalice Children Description of Activity In the Chalice Children program, sessions begin with Activity 1, Free Play rather than a formal Opening. The chalice is lit in... Activity 1: Free Play From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Name tags Variety of free play options, such as toys, a puzzle, a story book, manipulatives, dramatic p... Activity 2: Circle Rhymes Transition From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Create and display Circle Rhymes posters (see Posters for... Activity 3: Circle Time From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chalice with tea light flame or other preschool chalice opt... Activity 4: Story From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Story book Preparation for Activity Choose a story from the following suggestions: Keep Love in Your Hea... Activity 5: Love Hearts From Chalice Children Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity 8.5 x 11-inch white card stock pre-cut in a heart shape, one or more for each child Red tissue paper to... Activity 6: Circle Games From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs listed in Posters for Chalice Children, under Resources... Closing From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelope Optional: Hole punch... Leader Reflection and Planning From Chalice Children Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leader: How do we feel about what went on during this session? Why?... Faith In Action: Congregational Clean-Up From Chalice Children Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Trash bags Recycling bins Optional: Disposable plastic or latex gloves Optional: Rakes or other seasona... Taking It Home: Welcome From Chalice Children Love makes a bridge from heart to heart, and hand to hand. — "Love Makes a Bridge," Hymn 325 in Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S SESSION . . . we... Find Out More From Chalice Children Check out the blog site of the http://www.patheos.com/blogs/uucollective/2012/10/love-is-the-spirit-of… Collective. Read "Bound in Covenant," an article... PREVIOUS: Participant Feedback Form UP: Chalice Children NEXT: Introduction Download all of Chalice Children (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.