Session 6: Acceptance Part of Love Surrounds Us In This Section Introduction From Love Surrounds Us I accept the universe!... Session-at-a-Glance From Love Surrounds Us Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Story — Odd Velvet 15 Activity 2: Celebrating Differences 10 Activity 3: Song — I'm... Spiritual Preparation From Love Surrounds Us We are all unique. As adults, it is often an advantage to stand out because of our differences in abilities or skills.... Welcoming and Entering From Love Surrounds Us Materials for Activity Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening) Drawing paper and crayons Preparation for Activity If you ha... Opening for Session 6, Acceptance From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening) Chalice, candle, and lighter or... Activity 1: Story, Odd Velvet From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story "Odd Velvet" Optional: The picture book Odd Velvet Optional: "Odd Velvet" coloring... Activity 2: Celebrating Differences From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 10 minutes Description of Activity This activity helps participants celebrate their uniqueness. Gather everyone in a seated circle, on... Activity 3: Song, I'm Unique and Unrepeatable From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Practice singing the song so you can teach it to the children; it uses the tune "Ten Little Children"... Activity 4: Loving Kindness Walking Meditation From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Choose a path for participants to walk, either indoors or out.... Closing From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 5 minutes Description of Activity Invite everyone to gather in a circle and hold hands. Leader Reflection and Planning From Love Surrounds Us Think about the participants who participated in the session today. What did they learn? Did they understand what it means to be accepting? Were... Faith In Action: Hygiene Project From Love Surrounds Us Materials for Activity Poster paper Crayons or markers Tape or sticky tack A large cardboard box or other container Donated, unused hygiene items such a... Alternate Activity 1: Congregation Tour From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity A notebook and a pen or pencil Description of Activity This activity encourages participants to think... Alternate Activity 2: Welcome to Our Congregation From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint or large sheets of construction paper Crayons or markers in assorted colors Tape or sticky ta... Alternate Activity 3: Heart Ribbon Magnet From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Felt hearts mounted on felt squares and magnets, assembled in Session 2, Alternate Activity 1 A roll of... Odd Velvet From Love Surrounds Us Odd Velvet by Mary E. Whitcomb, illustrated by Tara Calahan King (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998). Permission pending. On the first day of school,... Taking It Home From Love Surrounds Us I accept the universe! — Margaret Fuller IN TODAY'S SESSION... the group learned the third Principle concept of acceptance of everyone in our... Find Out More From Love Surrounds Us Meditation Venerable Thubten Chodron's website offers a variety of resources for meditation including guided meditations on kindness, gratitude, and lov... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Love Surrounds Us NEXT: Introduction Download all of Love Surrounds Us (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.