Session 33: Winter Lights

Session 33: Winter Lights
Session 33: Winter Lights

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  • See the blazing Yule before us... — Hymn 235, "Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly," in Singing the Living Tradition The theme of this...
  • 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. Consider lighting a candle for this reflection. What winter holidays do...
  • 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: Winter Lights by Anna Grossnickle...
  • Materials for Activity Six-inch candles, one for each child Modeling clay, a fist-sized amount for each child Evergreen boughs, cut in 3-...
  • Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs. Display any posters you have made. Prepare to add "I'm a Little...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelopes, hole punch, and yarn or ribbon...
  • Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leaders: How do we feel about what went on during this session? Why? What was the...
  • Materials for Activity Sheets of natural beeswax, 8 inches wide by 16.5 inches long 15 ply, 1/8-inch diameter, no wire, flat braid wicking...
  • See the blazing Yule before us... — Hymn 235, "Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly," in Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S SESSION.....
  • A National Geographic article describes how the winter solstice has been celebrated since ancient times. "Winter solstice and the shaman...

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