Session 23: My Shadow Part of Chalice Children In This Section Introduction From Chalice Children Gathered here in the mystery of the hour. 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: Shadow Play 1... Spiritual Preparation From Chalice Children Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. How do mystery and shadows intersect for you?... 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 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: Moonbear's Shadow by... Activity 5: Shadow Play From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity A bright light with a focused beam, such as a flashlight or desk or work light Variety of toys and shap... Activity 6: Circle Games From Chalice Children Activity time: 10 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, 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: Reaching Out in Friendship From Chalice Children Activity time: 60 minutes Materials for Activity Lined paper or stationery; plain drawing paper; pens or pencils; and markers, color pencils, or crayons... Taking It Home: My Shadow From Chalice Children Gathered here in the mystery of the hour. — from "Gathered Here," Hymn 389 in Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S SESSION . . . the theme was "My... Find Out More From Chalice Children Look over the http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/fear/top-toddl… 10 Toddler Fears on the Parents Magazine website.... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Chalice Children NEXT: Introduction Download all of Chalice Children (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.