Session 31: Thanksgiving Part of Chalice Children In This Section Introduction From Chalice Children Give thanks for the homes that with kindness are blessed... — Hymn 69, "Give Thanks," Singing the Living Tradition Preschoolers contribute to their... Session-at-a-Glance From Chalice Children Activity Minutes Activity 1. Free Play 15 Activity 2.... Spiritual Preparation From Chalice Children Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Can you remember the first time you cooked something for your family?... 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: Cranberry Thanksgivin... Activity 5: Something Good for the Table From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 1, Thanksgiving Recipes Ingredients and supplies for the recipe of your choice (see Handout 1)... Activity 6: Circle Games From Chalice Children Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs. Display any posters you have made.... Closing From Chalice Children Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelopes, 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: Thanksgiving From Chalice Children Give thanks for the homes that with kindness are blessed... — Hymn 69, "Give Thanks," Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S SESSION... we gave thanks... Handout 1: Thanksgiving Recipes From Chalice Children Pumpkin Pie in a Cup, adapted from the recipe by Vanessa Levin, from her blog Pre-K Pages, used with permission. Find Out More From Chalice Children On the Poets website, "At the Common Table: Poems for Thanksgiving" discusses several poems including poems by Langston Hughes and Bruce Weigl. PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Chalice Children NEXT: Introduction Download all of Chalice Children (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.