Session 25: Teddy Bear Month — Friendship

Session 25: Teddy Bear Month — Friendship
Session 25: Teddy Bear Month — Friendship

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  • When I am lonely, will you be my friend? — from "When I Am Frightened," Hymn 1012 in Singing the Journey The theme of this unit, and this...
  • 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. What are some ways that you experience friendship? Do you have friends...
  • 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 storybook, manipulatives, dramatic play props, and...
  • Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Display the Circle Rhymes posters from Session 1. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Teddy Bear Month Invitation , one copy for each child Chalice-lighting words, written on...
  • Materials for Activity Story book Preparation for Activity Choose a story from the following suggestions: Patchwork Helps a Friend by Gail...
  • Materials for Activity Bear-sized boxes, one for each child Felt Materials to decorate boxes, such as color markers, stickers, cloth scraps...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Teddy Grahams Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs listed in Posters for...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelope, 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...
  • When I am lonely, will you be my friend? — "When I Am Frightened," Hymn 1012 in Singing the Journey IN TODAY'S SESSION . . . The theme of...
  • Send this letter to the Chalice Children families before Session 25. Dear Chalice Children families: For the next four sessions, the...
  • Did you know that teddy bears are named for President Theodore Roosevelt? Learn the Real Teddy Bear Story . Read " Friendship as a Calling...

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