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Session 10: Joy in Nature: Animal Play

Session 10: Joy in Nature: Animal Play
Session 10: Joy in Nature: Animal Play

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  • The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. — e.e. cummings, 20th-century American poet (Unitarian) Playing helps animals (including...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game 5 Activity 2: Story — The Way of the Otter 10 Activity 3: Animal Charades 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 Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Group Covenant (Session 1) Chalice-...
  • Materials for Activity Inflatable earth ball or globe, available from Amazon Preparation for Activity Inflate the earth ball or globe...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " The Way of the Otter " A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story such as...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Leader Resource 1, Animal Charades Preparation for Activity Designate a large space, preferably outdoors...
  • Preparation for Activity Designate a large space, preferably outdoors. Decide how you will form groups. Prepare a list of physical and...
  • Preparation for Activity Designate a large space, preferably outdoors. Description of Activity Go outside. Let the children pick a favorite...
  • Materials for Activity World of Wonder Mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 2, Mural Image - Otters , and tape Closing song lyrics from...
  • 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 Handout 1, Animals Toys from Recycled Materials Toilet paper tubes Clean, used jeans, sweatshirts, fleece items, or...
  • Materials for Activity Drawing paper on clipboards, and crayons or markers Optional: Beach towels Preparation for Activity Select an...
  • Preparation for Activity Read the Description of Activity, and practice the Laughter Yoga exercises until confident leading this activity...
  • Materials for Activity Computer with Internet access or a DVD player, and a large monitor or digital projector Video footage of animals...
  • The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. — e.e. cummings, 20th-century IN TODAY'S SESSION... we played! We learned that, through...
  • By Julie Simon
    Daniel firmly grips his paddle and pulls hard against the water. He watches as the paddle tip dives below the surface, then leaves behind a...
  • Braided Dog Toy and Toilet Paper Tube Cat Toy from the Squidoo website. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this...
  • ELEPHANT GIRAFFE ANTEATER SQUIRREL MOSQUITO FROG ROOSTER SNAKE TURTLE LION APE LIZARD HUMAN BABY WOODPECKER HIPPOPOTAMUS BUTTERFLY
  • From the blog, Wonkybusker, by Jessica Ek; used with permission. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF...
  • On the website of the National Institute for Play discover anecdotes, science, and opportunities to engage in play to transform ourselves...

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