Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Spirituality and the Arts in Children's Programming: A Resource for Religious Educators

Using the arts in opening and closing rituals or as warm-ups

There are many ways to integrate the arts into openings and closings. With younger children it is good to have a short ritual that has at least one element that repeats every week such as lighting a chalice and singing a special song. You can use movement or meditative art at any time in the morning when you want the children to be active or to quiet themselves. Yoga and Tai Chi incorporate movement from a spiritual perspective.