Session 36: Earth Day

Session 36: Earth Day
Session 36: Earth Day

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  • For the beauty of the earth, for the splendor of the skies... — For the Beauty of the Earth, Hymn 21 in Singing the Living Tradition The...
  • 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 do you celebrate the earth? Are you a mountain climber or would you...
  • 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 storybook, manipulatives, dramatic play props, and...
  • 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: The Earth and I by Frank Asch,...
  • Materials for Activity Paper and crayons Gloves and trash bags (for adults) Optional: Stickers representing items in nature (leaves, trees...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Clean recyclable items and a recycle bin Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and...
  • 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...
  • For the beauty of the earth, for the splendor of the skies... —For the Beauty of the Earth, Hymn 21 in Singing the Living Tradition IN...
  • Learn how congregations participate in the UUA's Green Sanctuary program. Watch the video "What Is Earth Day? A History" on YouTube. Read a...

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