Children's Program

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Longview

Spirit Play class meets every Sunday, 11:00 - 12:00 (during Sunday Service)

*Ages 4 - 12

What is "Spirit Play"?

Spirit Play is based on the Montessori method: self-development of the child/ spontaneous learning in a prepared environment.

Children are free to move about and choose their own activities after the initial lesson, and interact with other children in a respectful and peaceful way.

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Purpose of "Spirit Play"

The program sees the purpose of religious education as helping children in living into their own answers to the existential questions that we all struggle with as human beings:

Where did we come from?

What are we doing here? What is our purpose? How do we choose to live our lives? What are our gifts? How do we use them?

What happens when we die? Why do we die? Why are we lonely and sad sometimes?

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Order of the Morning

  • Entering into a sacred space (Children are greeted, they choose a rug and join the circle)
  • Welcome and sharing time (joys and concerns)
  • Circle story with wondering
  • Choosing the work: art response or other work in room at stations
  • Cleaning up
  • Circle "feast" snack
  • Saying goodbye
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