Tapestry of Faith: World of Wonder : A Program on the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism for Grades K-1
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World of Wonder, Grades K-1

© 2013

This program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery. It is founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development. Time spent experiencing and exploring during the kindergarten and first grade years begins a practice that can bring lifelong openness to the wonder nature can spark.

About the Authors

Alice Anacheka-Nasemann

The Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann serves as the minister of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (MA), where she enjoys integrating her ministerial training with everything she learned about faith formation through serving as the director of religious education at both the Unitarian...

Julie Simon

Julie Simon is a freelance writer specializing in environmental education, green energy, sustainable transportation, health, and technology topics. Since 2004, she has also served as a naturalist at the Chattahoochee Nature Center guiding students and campers to explore the woodlands and wetlands...

Pat Kahn

Pat Kahn served as the Professional Development Programs Manager in the Faith Development Office, with responsibilities that include the RE Credentialing Program, the Music Leader Certification Program and the Renaissance Program. She worked for the UUA in November, 2011 until June, 2019 as the...

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

Three children bend their heads over an insect which one looks at through a microscope; line drawing to be used as a coloring sheet

Coloring Sheets for Stories!
Print copies of black-and-white line drawings specific to the stories in this program. Coloring can help children focus during storytelling. Or, invite them to color afterward, to help them recall the story.
Download the World of Wonder coloring sheet packet now (
PDF, 15 pages). Or, print the individual coloring sheet you'll find alongside a story as you use this curriculum.
Above: A
coloring sheet to use at any time during this program. Illustration: Nancy Devard

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bay County (Florida) viewed this video at the multigenerational worship that concluded their World of Wonder program. Thanks to Tiffany Sapp, Religious Education Coordinator.