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Session 7: The Beauty of Nature

Session 7: The Beauty of Nature
Session 7: The Beauty of Nature

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  • Earth was given as a garden . . . — Hymn 207 in Singing the Living Tradition Celebrate the wonder of the changing of seasons and the growth...
  • 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. Imagine being of preschool age and just discovering the wonder of the...
  • 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, story books, 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 Story book Preparation for Activity Choose a story from the following suggestions: That’s Not a Daffodil! by...
  • Materials for Activity Bulbs, such as daffodils, at least one per child Trowels, at least one per child Water in a watering can or hose...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Photo of Bean Plant Bean seeds, at least four per child Paper towels, at least one per child, or...
  • Materials for Activity Towels, large scarves, or small blankets, one for each child Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelopes for handouts, a hole punch, and...
  • 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...
  • Earth was given as a garden . . . — Hymn 207 in Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S SESSION . . . the theme was the beauty of nature...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Watch a time-lapse video of radish seeds germinating, on YouTube . Or, watch this short video (1:18) of a seed germinating, on the...

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