Introduction

Introduction
Introduction

You got to do when the spirit says do! — "When the Spirit Says Do," Hymn 1024 in Singing the Journey

Halloween can be a scary time for preschoolers embedded in magical thinking. Perhaps the child wearing the mask really does transform into a monster! Celebrate the gentler aspects of the holiday and help preschoolers enjoy and understand the traditions while they explore their fears. If your congregation engages in celebrations related to Day of the Dead or All Souls Day, incorporate these into this session.

This session introduces Unit 5, "We celebrate holidays." For a Faith in Action project, use one of the many traditional service projects associated with various holidays or design your own Faith in Action activity based on your congregation's customs and practices. Find suggestions in this session's Faith in Action activity.

Goals

This session will help preschoolers:

  • Learn some of the activities and traditions related to Halloween
  • Experience the classroom and group as safe and caring
  • Feel a growing sense of belonging to their Unitarian Universalist congregation.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Experience how exploring fears together makes them less scary
  • Connect a safe, fun experience of Halloween with their Unitarian Universalist congregation.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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