Session 10: The Gift Of Protection Part of Wonderful Welcome In This Section Introduction From Wonderful Welcome The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another and all... Session-at-a-Glance From Wonderful Welcome Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: The Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Nature Inventory 25 Activity 3: Story — The Green Man 5... Spiritual Preparation From Wonderful Welcome Today, children's outdoor play is more limited than that of previous generations in terms of where they can go, what they can do, and how long they can... Opening From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers... Activity 1: The Wonder Box From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Wonder Box (See Session 1 for instructions.) Items obtained from nature, such as acorns, fallen leaves,... Activity 2: Nature Inventory From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Paper, and crayons or pencils for all participants Optional: Stickers representing items in nature... Activity 3: Story - The Green Man From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, The Green Man Optional: "The Green Man" coloring sheet, and crayons Preparation for... Activity 4: If I Were the Green Person From Wonderful Welcome Materials for Activity Paper - preferably green - and crayons, color pencils, thin markers Preparation for Activity Give each child a sheet of paper and... Closing From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster Leader Resource 1, The Earth Tape or glue stick Copies of Taking It Home for all... Leader Reflection and Planning From Wonderful Welcome Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leaders: How do we feel about today's session? What parts of the session worked well?... Faith In Action: Energy Inventory From Wonderful Welcome Materials for Activity Notebooks and pens or pencils Preparation for Activity Find out from an energy company in your community how to conduct an energy... Alternate Activity 1: Earth-protection Skills From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Gather ideas for skills and behaviors children ages... Alternate Activity 2: Fairy Houses From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 35 minutes Materials for Activity A basket for each child A shoebox or a heavy piece of cardboard for each child's fairy house Scissors,... Alternate Activity 3: Outdoor Meditation From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Cushions, sheets or blankets for participants to sit on outside Optional: A timer Preparation... Taking It Home From Wonderful Welcome The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another and all... The Green Man Sophia Lyon Fahs From Wonderful Welcome From Stories in Faith: Exploring Our UU Principles and Sources Through Wisdom Tales (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2007).... Leader Resource 1: The Earth From Wonderful Welcome Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Find Out More From Wonderful Welcome Blue Boat Home The song, "Blue Boat Home," Hymn 1064 in Singing the Journey: Supplement to Singing the Living Tradition. reflects the spirit of this... PREVIOUS: Find Out More About Session 9 UP: Wonderful Welcome NEXT: Introduction Download all of Wonderful Welcome (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.