Session 32: How Many Days Until Christmas?

Session 32: How Many Days Until Christmas?
Session 32: How Many Days Until Christmas?

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  • Each night a child is born is a holy night: a time for singing, a time for wondering, a time for worshipping. — "For So the Children Come...
  • 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. How exhausted do you become at this season? How joyous? How do you find...
  • 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 story book, manipulatives, dramatic play props,...
  • Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Display the Circle Rhymes posters from Session 1. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chalice with tea light flame or other preschool chalice option Feelings...
  • Materials for Activity Story book Preparation for Activity Choose a story from the following suggestions: Christmas Makes Me Think by Tony...
  • Materials for Activity Construction paper (red and green), cut into strips Tape dispensers A marker Bin for paper recycling Optional: Bells...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Bells for children to ring Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs. Display...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Paper chains (Activity 5) Optional: Envelopes, hole...
  • 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...
  • Each night a child is born is a holy night: a time for singing, a time for wondering, a time for worshipping. — "For So the Children Come...
  • Unplug the Christmas Machine : A Complete Guide to Putting Love and Joy Back into the Season is a guide to creating a joyful, stress-free...

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