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Session 1: The Web of Life

Session 1: The Web of Life
Session 1: The Web of Life

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  • We did not weave the web of life; We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, We do to ourselves. — attributed to Chief...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game 10 Activity 2: Group Covenant 10 Activity 3: Story — The Grumpy Gecko 10...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Obtain an inflatable globe. One source is Amazon Preparation for Activity Inflate the earth ball or globe...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Post newsprint where the children can easily see it. Write "...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " The Grumpy Gecko " A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story such as a...
  • Materials for Activity Construction paper, several colors Glue sticks Scissors, including left-handed pairs Handout 1, Paper Gecko Template...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3, " We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands" Lyrics Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Computer...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Creating the World of Wonder Mural Leader Resource 3, " We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands"...
  • 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 Leader Resource 3, " We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands" Lyrics Trash bags and/or recycle barrels Disposable...
  • Materials for Activity Ball of yarn Preparation for Activity Clear an open space where the group can sit in a circle. Make sure you know...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Creating the World of Wonder Mural Yarn, glue, and nature stickers (e.g. spiders, other insects,...
  • Materials for Activity Paper lunch bags, one per child Optional: Flashlights, magnifying glasses, or handheld dental mirrors Optional: "...
  • Materials for Activity Beads Cord or yarn Handout 2, Beaded Geckos Preparation for Activity Practice making a gecko so that you can lead...
  • We did not weave the web of life; We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, We do to ourselves — attributed to Chief Seattle...
  • Adapted from "The Grumpy Gecko" in The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey and Anne Wilson (Cambridge: Barefoot Books, 2009). Used...
  • From the “Gecko Scissor Skills Craft” by Leanne Guenther found on DTLK’s Crafts for Kids website. For use in Activity 4, Paper Geckos. 1...
  • Posted by Iceman1987 on the Hub website; permission pending. For use in Alternate Activity 4, Beaded Geckos. For each gecko: 1. Cut 4 feet...
  • A fidget basket is a simple, inexpensive way to include and welcome children who find it difficult to sit still or who learn better while...
  • In each session's Closing, you will add an image to the World of Wonder mural, illustrating the web of life of which we are a part. This...
  • Based on the traditional American Christian spiritual "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." We've got the whole world in our hands. We'...
  • An image of a Gold Dust Day gecko from Wikipedia. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Hear the call of a gecko on the Soundboard website. Learn how Unitarian Universalists are involved in taking care of the Earth: Unitarian...

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