Session 4: Making Chalices

Session 4: Making Chalices
Session 4: Making Chalices

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  • This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. — from "This Little Light of Mine," Hymn 118 in Singing the Living Tradition There are...
  • 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. There are many ways that people around the world practice and express...
  • 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 story book, manipulatives, dramatic play props,...
  • Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Make and display Circle Rhymes posters (see Posters for Chalice...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chalice with tea light flame or other preschool chalice option (see...
  • Materials for Activity Story book Preparation for Activity Obtain this book: A Cup of Light by Pamela Baxter (2010). Include this book as...
  • Materials for Activity Modeling clay in a variety of colors, enough for at least an adult hand-sized ball for each child Materials for...
  • Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs listed in Posters for Chalice Children, under Resources in the...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelope Optional: Hole punch Optional: Yarn...
  • 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...
  • This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. — from "This Little Light of Mine," Hymn 118 in Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S...
  • Read the history of the Flaming Chalice on the UUA website. The Tapestry of Faith curricula have a few different "flaming chalice" stories...

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