Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Chalice Children: A Program about Our Unitarian Universalist Community for Preschoolers

Spiritual Preparation

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 rather take a quiet walk? Are you a photographer? A poet? How do you appreciate this planet on which we live? Do you hum "Blue Boat Home" to yourself or yodel from a hilltop? Do you wear an Earth Day pin or join a fundraising walk for the earth? Reflect on the diversity of ways that Earth Day is celebrated.

Next, reflect on the ways Earth Day can be shared. Is it to buy more artificial foam craft from a craft store or is it to spend time in nature? What do we really need to do on Earth Day? Is it to add busyness to our lives with one more celebration, or is it to slow down, simplify and contemplate our interdependence with all things on our planet? Bring this reflection to your work with the children.