Come dream a dream with me, that I might know your mind. — from "Come, Sing a Song with Me," Hymn 346 in Singing the Living Tradition
Religious educator Sophia L. Fahs identifies a child's realization that the world of reality sensed during wakefulness is different from the reality sensed in sleep as one of the 12 main types of experiences connected with natural religious development in young children. She suggests that this realization leads to an appreciation for that which is invisible in the personality. In this session, we celebrate the wonder of dreams!
This session will help preschoolers:
- Understand that everyone dreams and everyone wonders about dreams
- Experience the Chalice Children group as safe and caring
- Feel a growing sense of belonging to and identity with a Unitarian Universalist congregation.
- Explore the feelings associated with nighttime sleeping and dreaming
- Connect the story they read in this session with their sense of comfort and safety at bedtime
- Express images or stories remembered from their own dreams by decorating an engine or car to display in a group "Dream Train."