Session 15: Babies

Session 15: Babies
Session 15: Babies

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  • Sleep, my child and peace attend you, all through the night. I who love you shall be near you, all through the night. — "Sleep, My Child,"...
  • Activity Minutes Activity 1: Free Play 15 Activity 2: Circle Rhymes Transition 5 Activity 3: Circle Time 5 Activity 4: Story 5 Activity 5:...
  • Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. How long has it been since you were a baby, cradled in a parent's arms...
  • Description of Activity In the Chalice Children program, sessions begin with Activity 1, Free Play rather than a formal Opening. The...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags Variety of free play options, such as toys, a puzzle, a story book, manipulatives, dramatic play props,...
  • Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Display the Circle Rhymes posters from Session 1. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chalice with tea light flame or other preschool chalice option Feelings...
  • Materials for Activity Story book Preparation for Activity Choose a story from the following suggestions: Welcoming Babies by Margy Burns...
  • Materials for Activity Baby toys and supplies Preparation for Activity Contact a family with a baby and invite them to attend the session,...
  • Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs. Display any posters you have made. Optional: Prepare to share some...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelopes, hole punch, and yarn or ribbon...
  • Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leader: How do we feel about what went on during this session? Why? What was the...
  • Materials for Activity Pictures of baby birds in nests Small boxes, cottage cheese containers, or strawberry cartons, one for each child...
  • Sleep, my child and peace attend you, all through the night. I who love you shall be near you, all through the night. — "Sleep, My Child,"...
  • Check out the " Ceremony of Child Dedication " by Kate Howard on the UUA website. Consider this blog post by John Halstead, " Infant...

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