Session 36: Earth Day Part of Chalice Children In This Section Introduction From Chalice Children 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 children... Session-at-a-Glance From Chalice Children Activity Minutes Activity 1. Free Play 15 Activity 2. Circle Rhymes Transition 5 Activity 3: Circle Time 5 Activity 4: Story 5 Activity 5: Treasure Hunt... Spiritual Preparation From Chalice Children Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. How do you celebrate the earth?... 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: The Earth and I by Fr... Activity 5: Treasure Hunt Outside From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Paper and crayons Gloves and trash bags (for adults) Optional: Stickers representing items in nature... Activity 6: Circle Games From Chalice Children Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Clean recyclable items and a recycle bin Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with t... 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-leaders: How do we feel about what went on during this session? Why? What was the best part of... Taking It Home: Earth Day From Chalice Children 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 TODAY'S SESSION... Find Out More From Chalice Children Learn how congregations participate in the UUA's Green Sanctuary program. Watch the video "What Is Earth Day? A History" on YouTube. Read a sermon by Rev. PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Chalice Children NEXT: Introduction Download all of Chalice Children (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.