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Session 1: On the Threshold

Session 1: On the Threshold
Session 1: On the Threshold

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  • I want to remind myself and others that our homes can become sacred places, filled with life and meaning. — Gunilla Norris This session is...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 10 Activity 1: Home and Back Again 5 Activity 2: Story — The Magic Vase 5 Activity 3: Walking the Labyrinth (...
  • Every adult has a unique ancestral history. As a leader, you will model for participants the way you embrace and honor your own. Your...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth, folded or rolled to...
  • Description of Activity Children will learn to define the threshold of their family homes by actively interpreting the story below, which...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of story, "The Magic Vase" Optional: "The Magic Vase" coloring sheet , and crayons Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Labyrinth Preparation for Activity Have the labyrinth spread out on the floor. While you guide individual children...
  • Materials for Activity Name stones, one for each participant Newspaper Permanent markers Arts and crafts materials, including a strong glue...
  • Preparation for Activity Listen online to the song, "The More We Get Together" if you do not know it. Description of Activity Singing and...
  • Materials for Activity Colored tissue paper, cut into five-inch squares (ten squares for each flower) Green construction paper to cut into...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth, with participants' name...
  • To reflect on today's session, ask yourself: 1. How have my/our expectations about today's time been met? 2. What surprised me about today...
  • Materials for Activity Arts and crafts materials Tape or approved mounting material for use at residential facility Bottle(s) of hand...
  • Materials for Activity Magazines to cut up, such as National Geographic , Better Homes and Gardens , or others rich with visual...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 1, Finger Labyrinth for all participants Cotton-tipped swabs Paint, in wide-mouthed containers...
  • Materials for Activity Clay or modeling dough in different colors Preparation for Activity In the Resources section, under "Leader...
  • I want to remind myself and others that our homes can become sacred places, filled with life and meaning. – Gunilla Norris IN TODAY’S...
  • “The Magic Vase” was adapted from "The Magic Vase" as retold by Margaret Silf in One Hundred Wisdom Stories from Around the World ,...
  • Used with Permission Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Labyrinths Learn about the history of labyrinths and their contemporary spiritual and educational uses, as well as how to draw or build a...

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