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Session 15: The Gift Of Ourselves

Session 15: The Gift Of Ourselves
Session 15: The Gift Of Ourselves

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  • Be here now. — Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) This session introduces the intangible gift of ourselves. The children will learn that the best...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Story — "Maya's Questions" 10 Activity 3: Paying...
  • Like the little girl in the story, "Maya's Questions," both adults and children wonder how to know when they are on the right path. Maya...
  • Materials for Activity Penny jar, created in Session 11, The Gift of Stewardship Preparation for Activity Set the penny jar on a table near...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box (See instructions in Session 1.) A toy heart with arms and legs, or a picture of an embodied heart Leader...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, Maya's Questions Optional: "Maya's Questions" coloring sheet (PDF) , and crayons Preparation...
  • Description of Activity Children play a game to practice being present. Divide the children into pairs and have them sit facing each other...
  • Materials for Activity 8 X 11" sheets of card stock or construction paper cut into 5 X 8 pieces Magnet strips Fine markers, crayons, and/or...
  • Materials for Activity Cardboard shoe boxes or other small boxes with a bottom and lid for all participants Plain or construction paper,...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster Picture of embodied heart Leader Resource 1 Copies of Taking It Home for all participants...
  • 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...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Boxes made in Activity 5 Preparation for Activity Arrange for the children to present their Wonder Boxes...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape Optional: Percussion instruments Preparation for Activity Optional: Newsprint...
  • Be here now. — Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) IN TODAY'S SESSION... The children explored the intangible gift of ourselves. They heard a story...
  • Read or tell the story. Once upon a time a girl named Maya was playing in her front yard with her big sister and some of her sister's...
  • Use this image as the item in the Wonder Box and the icon you attach to the Wonder Box poster. Printing This Handout Download a high-...
  • The author of Be Here Now (San Cristobal, New Mexico: Lama Foundation 1971), Ram Dass lives on the island of Maui, Hawaii and continues his...

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