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 was "All Around Us." We learned that our congregation is more than the buildings or grounds—it's the people! We learned about the special people who work and care for our congregation.
EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Request that your child tell you about the Memory Match Game they played with; it is customized with images related to our congregation. We also did the traditional finger play "This Is the Church." Ask your child to show you how to play it or watch this video on YouTube with your child.
EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Make your own Memory Match Game using Leader Resource 1 in Session 5 of Chalice Children. Photocopy printed materials and photos from events at your congregation to make pairs of images.
A Family Adventure. Take your own digital pictures of your congregation and the people in it, and watch them as a slideshow with your child.
A Family Discovery. Hold a conversation with a founder, an elder, or the archivist about the history of the congregation, or find materials about the history of the congregation to read or watch.
A Family Ritual. Recite the finger play "This Is the Church" in front of the congregation's doors before you enter.