Session 28: Teddy Bear Party Part of Chalice Children In This Section Introduction From Chalice Children If you will show me compassion, then I may learn to care as you do. 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: Teddy Bear... Spiritual Preparation From Chalice Children Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Picture the circle of people whom you think of as your closest friends.... 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: Do Super Heroes Have... Activity 5: Teddy Bear Picnic From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Printouts of chalice clip art, at least four different images per child Scissors Construction paper... 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?... Taking It Home From Chalice Children If you will show me compassion, then I may learn to care as you do. —from "When I Am Frightened," Hymn 1012 in Singing the Journey IN TODAY'S SESSION . . Find Out More From Chalice Children Read about Operation Teddy Bear, a stuffed animal drive conducted by the humanitarian group Border Angels that collected stuffed animals for immigrant children coming to San Diego, CA, from Central America. ... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Chalice Children NEXT: Introduction Download all of Chalice Children (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.