Welcoming and Entering
Materials for Activity
- Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening)
Preparation for Activity
- If you have not previously made ribbons sticks or wrist ribbons for each child do it now as per instructions in Session 1, Opening.
- Place container of ribbon sticks by the door.
Description of Activity
Use this activity when children arrive individually-that is, straggle in-before the session begins. Welcome each child as they enter. Invite them to take their ribbon stick from the container by the door and move to the large group area. Invite them to find the indigo ribbon on their ribbon stick. Explain that indigo is a deep, bluish purple. As others arrive, engage participants to see who can remember the first five Principles and the colors represented on the ribbon stick.
Including All Participants
Give a ribbon stick to any new child or visitor and write their name on it.
Provide wrist ribbons for children who are physically unable to wave a ribbon stick. Help attach wrist ribbons to wrists, legs, or fingers according to the mobility of the child.
Provide a space at a work table for any child who is unable to sit at a chair.