Session 3: A Tour of the Outside of Our Congregation Part of Chalice Children In This Section Introduction From Chalice Children And the Earth is my blue boat home. — "Blue Boat Home" by Peter Mayer, Hymn 1064 in Singing the Journey Celebrate the outdoors and the web of life by... 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: Tour 15 Activity 5: Story 5 Activ... Spiritual Preparation From Chalice Children Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection.... 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: Tour From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Tour rope (a rope with a loop for each child to hold on to) Optional: Piece of bread, some... Activity 5: Story From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Story book Preparation for Activity Choose a story from these suggestions: All the Places to Love by... 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 Optional: Hole punch... 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 And the Earth is my blue boat home. — "Blue Boat Home" by Peter Mayer, Hymn 1064 in Singing the Journey IN TODAY'S SESSION . . . We took a walk around... Find Out More From Chalice Children Read about UUs and nature on the UU Ministry for the Earth website. Select "Sermons" to read a variety of sermons on the web of life.... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Chalice Children NEXT: Introduction Download all of Chalice Children (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.