Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Explore the craft materials you will use in this session. How do they work? What does playing with them feel like? When was the last time you played with modeling clay or paints? Do you—or would you—enjoy the freedom to make something without an end product? Can you imagine the unique art you might make? Does an inner censor stop your imagining?
Give yourself time to let your thoughts unfold in an unhurried way. Reflect on the importance of imagination in spirituality and religion, as we try to grasp concepts larger than ourselves. Reflect on how Unitarian Universalism values imagination, curiosity, and creative expression as vehicles for each individual's lifelong seeking. Bring your awareness to your work with the children.