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 celebrate Earth Day with a walk outside. We call it a treasure hunt, because the children will be prompted to notice animals, plants, and other features of the local outdoor area, including sustainability strategies your congregation has undertaken (e.g., recycle bins, solar panels). They will share what they know about taking care of the earth. If your congregation participates in the UUA's Green Sanctuary program, invite volunteers from that group to join you outdoors.
This session will help preschoolers:
- Learn that Unitarian Universalists work hard to care for the earth
- Grow in their sense of belonging to the Chalice Children group
- Feel a sense of identity with a Unitarian Universalist congregation.
- Learn about the holiday called Earth Day
- Internalize that part of being a Unitarian Universalist is to take care of the earth
- Make the connection between the animals and plants in nature and the efforts their congregation and families make to care for the earth.