Session 1: We Are All One

Session 1: We Are All One
Session 1: We Are All One

In This Section

  • Rain does not fall on one roof alone. — Cameroonian proverb This session introduces the notion that our interconnectedness with one another...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Web Name Game 5 Activity 2: Group Behavior Covenant 10 Activity 3:...
  • Read the story, "We Are All One." Think about the children you will see this morning and their families, whether newcomers or long-time...
  • Materials for Activity Markers Peel-off nametags Preparation for Activity Set out nametags and markers on a table. Description of Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity A ball of yarn Preparation for Activity Review the Closing, where a ball of yarn is used in a similar way. If you...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Write "Covenant" at the top of a sheet of newsprint and post...
  • Materials for Activity A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story, "We Are All One," such as plastic ants...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " We Are All One " A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound instrument Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 2, Animal Posing Preparation for Activity Print out Leader Resource, Animal Posing. You...
  • Materials for Activity Plastic tubs or baskets to store markers, pens, stickers and other art materials Waste basket lined with a bag Bag(s...
  • Materials for Activity A ball of yarn Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: One copy of Singing the Journey , supplement to the Unitarian...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with any other...
  • Materials for Activity Large, shallow container, such as ceramic or metal bowl or a plant window box Play sand or unscented cat litter...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Plastic magnifying glass(es) Preparation for Activity Scout for an outdoor location within quick, safe...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 1, Mask Template , for all participants Color markers Feathers, cotton balls, mini pompoms, pipe...
  • Rain does not fall on one roof alone. — Cameroonian proverb. IN TODAY'S SESSION... We heard the story, "We are All One," and tried to...
  • Adapted from the story, "We Are All One," in Stories in Faith by Gail Forsyth-Vail (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2007),...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Young children appreciate ritual. Repeating the same opening words or singing the same song at the start of each session supports a...
  • Characters in story, "We Are All One" Suggested pose/motion Suggested statement Woman looking for herb Put a hand above one's eyes as if...
  • Young children appreciate ritual. Using the same Closing for each session helps to gives a clear end to your time together, each time, and...
  • Fidget Objects The idea of having a basket of "fidget objects" available during session activities comes from Sally Patton, author,...

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