Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Chalice Children: A Program about Our Unitarian Universalist Community for Preschoolers

Spiritual Preparation

Find a quiet place for reflection where you can try making a fruit chalice. Imagine the world of the preschool child. They are likely full of wonder at the world around them and are ready to explore, using all their senses. This session gives them the opportunity to feel fruit in their hands; savor the smell of the banana, melons, and grapes; and ultimately taste the fruits, all the while hearing the word "chalice" and connecting it to this wonderful sensory experience. Take time now to play with the fruit and try shaping it in a mindful way, engaging your senses of sight, smell, and touch. Finally, eat the fruit, enjoying the burst of flavors in your mouth. Note your experiences, and be ready to help the preschoolers become mindful of their own experiences with the fruit and our chalice symbol.