Session 17: Wondering About Stars Part of Chalice Children In This Section Introduction From Chalice Children As the darkness deepens o'er us, lo, eternal stars arise. — "Now on Land and Sea Descending," Hymn 47 in Singing the Living Tradition This session... 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: You As a Star... Spiritual Preparation From Chalice Children Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. How do you feel when you gaze at the stars? Gazing into the heart of the universe is... 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 storybook, manipulatives, dramatic pl... Activity 2: Circle Rhymes Transition From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Display the Circle Rhymes posters from Session 1. 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: Draw Me a Star by Eri... Activity 5: You As a Star From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity A large roll of paper or sheets of paper taped together A thick permanent marker (Sharpie TM) and a pen... Activity 6: Circle Games From Chalice Children Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs, especially the new, star-related songs introduced in t... Closing From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelope, hole punch, and yarn or... 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: You Are My Sunshine From Chalice Children Activity time: 60 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 1, Solar Oven Instructions Cardboard pizza boxes, one for each solar oven Rulers, at least one ... Alternate Activity 1: Draw a Star From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Drawing paper Markers, crayons, and/or paints and paintbrushes Moistened paper towels Optional: Draw Me ... Alternate Activity 2: Shooting Stars From Chalice Children Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Cardboard star shapes, 1 foot wide, one for each child Markers or crayons Decorations such as sparkly... Taking It Home From Chalice Children As the darkness deepens o'er us, lo, eternal stars arise. — "Now on Land and Sea Descending," Hymn 47 in Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S SESSION... Handout 1: Solar Oven Instructions From Chalice Children On the top of a pizza box, use a ruler and a marker to draw lines parallel to three sides of the box—the left, right, and front (where the box... Handout 2: Solar Cookers International From Chalice Children "Solar Cookers International (SCI) is a nonprofit organization that works to improve human health, quality of life, and the environment by spreading sol... Find Out More From Chalice Children On YouTube, watch "13.7 Billion Years of Evolution in 85 Seconds" produced by Connie Barlow; "Journey to the Edge of the Universe" with Jay Johnson; or... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Chalice Children NEXT: Introduction Download all of Chalice Children (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.