Session 37: Mother's/Father's Day Part of Chalice Children In This Section Introduction From Chalice Children I who love you shall be near you, all through the night. — from "Sleep, My Child," Hymn 409 in Singing the Living Tradition This session celebrates... Session-at-a-Glance From Chalice Children Activity Minutes Activity 1. Free Play 15 Activity 2.... Spiritual Preparation From Chalice Children Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Do you have a favorite lullaby? Was it sung to you? Have you sung it to children?... 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 Leader Resource 1, Sample Mother's/Father's Day Letter Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chal... 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: Harriet, You'll Drive... Activity 5: Flower Gifts From Chalice Children Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Flowers and green stems or baby's breath Florist tape and corsage/boutonniere pins Cups or trays of wat... Activity 6: Circle Games From Chalice Children Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs. Display any posters you have made.... 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: Mother's/Father's Day From Chalice Children I who love you shall be near you, all through the night. —"Sleep, My Child," Hymn 409 in Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S SESSION...... Leader Resource 1: Sample Mother's-Father's Day Letter From Chalice Children Dear Chalice Children families, On [day, date], we are offering a Mother's/Father's Day session for the preschool Chalice Children group. Find Out More From Chalice Children Family Diversity A panorama of family diversity can be seen, and displayed, in the traveling photographic exhibits offered by the Family Diversity Project. PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Chalice Children NEXT: Introduction Download all of Chalice Children (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.