Session 7: Decomposition Part of World of Wonder In This Section Introduction From World of Wonder Life is like a compost heap. The rotting debris of everyday trials just keeps piling up...... Session-at-a-Glance From World of Wonder Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game 5 Activity 2: Story — And It Is Good 10 Activity 3: Earthworm Wonderland 25 Activity 4:... Spiritual Preparation From World of Wonder 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 phrase to... Opening From World of Wonder Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Group Covenant (Session 1)... Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game From World of Wonder Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Inflatable earth ball or globe, available from... Activity 2: Story - And It Is Good From World of Wonder Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "And It Is Good" A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story suc... Activity 3: Earthworm Wonderland From World of Wonder Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 1, Caring for Your Earthworm Wonderland For each participant: A large, wide-mouth, glass jar wi... Activity 4: Decomposition Chorus From World of Wonder Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 2, Decomposition Chorus Lyrics Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 2 for all participants. Closing From World of Wonder Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity World of Wonder Mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 1, Mural Image - Worm Bin, and tape Closing song... Leader Reflection and Planning From World of Wonder Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately after the session, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with other team... Faith In Action: Worm Composting Bins From World of Wonder Activity time: 60 minutes Materials for Activity Instructions for families to take home, and (optional) appropriate materials Closing song lyrics from... Alternate Activity 1: A Visit to the Compost Bin From World of Wonder Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Material for the compost bin such as coffee grounds, apple cores, and banana peels Preparatio... Alternate Activity 2: Decomposers Hike From World of Wonder Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Magnifying glasses or handheld dental mirrors Preparation for Activity Inform families of your plan to... Alternate Activity 3: Log Dissection From World of Wonder Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity A partly decomposed log, approximately 1 to 1.5 feet long and at least 8 inches in diameter A can opene... Taking It Home From World of Wonder Life is like a compost heap. The rotting debris of everyday trials just keeps piling up...... And It Is Good From World of Wonder A Lamp in Every Corner (Boston: Skinner House, 2004). On a day not so very long ago, in a place not so very far away, a grass seed lay waiting.... Handout 1: Caring for Your Earthworm Wonderland From World of Wonder Adapted from EcoArt! by Laurie Carlson. Caring for your Earthworm Wonderland at home: Keep the soil lightly moist, but not wet. Do not let it dry out.... Handout 2: Decomposition Chorus Lyrics From World of Wonder Is there waste? Well I don't know. One thing dies to let another grow. This circle we see most every day. The name we call it, is decay.... Leader Resource 1: Mural Image - Worm Bin From World of Wonder "Worm Farm" from iStockphoto. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Find Out More From World of Wonder Watch the decomposition process in a 14-minute video from New Hampshire public television. Try a Google search for images of various decomposers.... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: World of Wonder NEXT: Introduction Download all of World of Wonder (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.