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Session 10: Footprints: Treading Softly on Earth

Session 10: Footprints: Treading Softly on Earth
Session 10: Footprints: Treading Softly on Earth

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  • When one tugs on a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. — John Muir In today's world, one cannot speak of...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Gems of Goodness 5 Activity 2: Lap-Sit Balance Game 8 Activity 3: Story...
  • If at all possible, try to spend 5 minutes in nature. Listen for the sounds of animals and insects. Experience the weather — hot, cold,...
  • Materials for Activity Mosaic gemstones, at least three per participant A colorful cloth A small notebook, approximately two by three...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Clear glass jar or vase Small notebooks, approximately two by three inches, for any newcomers Markers and stick-on...
  • Materials for Activity Music tape or CD and music player Preparation for Activity Select music. Arrange to have a music player for this...
  • Materials for Activity A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story, "Parachuting Cats to the Rescue," such...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "Parachuting Cats to the Rescue" A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound instrument...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Large sheets of poster board, at least one for every two or three participants A...
  • 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 Newsprint, markers, and tape Moral Compass poster A bold marker, or a piece of card stock and tape or a stapler...
  • 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 Poster board Color markers Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Scout your congregation's building...
  • Materials for Activity Large container, such as ceramic or metal bowl Play sand (can be found at local hardware store) or unscented cat...
  • Materials for Activity A ball of yarn Description of Activity Invite the children to sit in a circle. When everyone is settled, hold the...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape A copy of Leader Resource 1, Help or Harm the Earth? Preparation for Activity Post two...
  • When one tugs on a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. — John Muir IN TODAY'S SESSION... The children...
  • A true story. The mosquitoes in Borneo were terrible. On bad days, the people of Borneo would be covered in mosquito bites. (Leader — Ask...
  • Call out these human actions, your own ideas, and ideas suggested by the children to play the game in Alternate Activity 3, Help or Harm...
  • For more information on Unitarian Universalist efforts to heal the environment, visit the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth online...

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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