Session 5: All Around Us

Session 5: All Around Us
Session 5: All Around Us

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  • This is the church, this is the steeple, open the doors, and see all the people! — Traditional finger play Today you will introduce the...
  • Activity Minutes Activity 1: Free Play 15 Activity 2: Circle Rhymes Transition 5 Activity 3: Circle Time 5 Activity 4: Memory Match Game 15...
  • Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Offer the finger play "This Is the Church" as a hand motion of deeper...
  • 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 and markers Variety of free play options, such as toys, a puzzle, a story book, manipulatives, dramatic...
  • Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Display the Circle Rhymes posters from Session 1. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chalice with tea light flame or other preschool chalice option Feelings...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Memory Match Game – Homemade Cards Preparation for Activity Make the Memory Match Game cards,...
  • 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: Envelopes, a single-hole punch, and yarn or...
  • Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leader: How do we feel about what went on during this session? Why? What was the...
  • This is the church, this is the steeple, open the doors, and see all the people! — Traditional finger play IN TODAY'S SESSION... the theme...
  • The Memory Match Game reinforces the common sights of your congregation. What a surprise for the children to see their congregation, their...

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