First: Opening prayer - The Spiritist Volunteer will ask one child to read one topic of the “The Lord’s Prayer”. After will introduce a raffle of prayer and ask for one child to volunteer himself/herself to read the prayer for the class. Please ask the child to say his/her words as well, as to complement the opening prayer.
Second: Welcome the children into the session. Say how happy we are to see them there and how important they are for the class. Play hot potato game with the children. When the music stops the child who is holding the hot potato ball will be asked their favourite season and what they like doing during this time.
Third: Sing songs together; get the children to remain standing but in a circle.
Fourth: Introduction of the topic - Seasons
Today we are going to talk about the seasons.
Does someone know all the seasons? Let’s remember (Wait for their answer).
Repeat the seasons with them
Another idea: bring poster with pictures of each season and ask them the differences and the importance of each one.
Let’s have a think:
Why has God created the sun for?
Why has God created the rain for?
Why has God created the windy for?
Why has God created the ice for?
(The Spiritist Volunteer can bring pictures of each type of season for this activity). The Spiritist Volunteer will also emphasise about God and His creation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhDJDIviAOg – A Book of Seasons - classic children's
book by Alice & Martin Provensen. Their charming illustrations bring life to all four seasons of
the year! Read by Tara Rose Stromberg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqlyx9zpgCs - Different Seasons -
Kindergarten,Preschool Kids with Quiz. Cartoons talk about four seasons of the year in an
animated video lesson. Definition and meaning and different features of all the 4 seasons are
very well explained.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdZnasVZquQ - Learn all about the four seasons at
www.turtlediary.com. Kids will learn about the four seasons of the year with this fun lesson
plan. For more educational games and videos visit www.turtlediary.com .
Sixth: Activity - Create 4 Big Seasons’ Posters (please note all these pictures have been taken
from the internet)
The Spiritist worker can encourage the kids to make their own drawings on the poster too.
Question can be made up during the exercise such as:
• How we should protect ourselves during each season?
• What can we do to help out during each season?
• How can we help the nature?
Seventh: Live Theatre
The sun light
Once upon a time, there were six dozen of families living in a small village. The village was located on the bottom of one of the mountains, which is part of The Andes. The place was very cold, snowing all year long and covered by cold and dark clouds..
There was a family living in a small cottage: John, his wife Mary and their three sons Rose, Marcus and baby Robert..
Rose and Marcus went to school everyday. They would dress up quite warmly as it was always very cold outside. Sometimes it would snow for days, which made the temperatures get even lower. .
The children at school would hear the teacher talk about plants, green forests, trees that provided delicious fruit, colourful flowers and gardens with beautiful butterflies. The children saw the sun and the colour of the nature through the images the teacher would bring to school as she wanted them to know how beautiful the sun and the nature were.
They kept wondering how good it must be to live in a hot and sunny place, where they could run and play in beautiful gardens..
One night, Rose told her mom about her dream of living in a warm and sunny place:.
- Mom, I will ask our good Father to allow our family to live somewhere sunny and warm, which will have colorful plants..
She prayed for days and days and days......
A few months passed by and Rose was not believing God would listen to her prayers.
When she was beginning to doubt it, she would remember her mom teaching her that God always listen to our prayers and gives us what we deserve. She would then thank God for every good thing she had in life: her family, her school, friends, daily food....
Her dad John worked at a factory which was located right next to the mountain. He told his boss about his daughter’s dream of living somewhere sunny and hot. The boss was a very kind and generous man; he just laughed and walked away..
One day in spring time, John arrived home in a hurry because he wanted to tell them great news: the family was going to move to a different location. John was promoted! His boss decided to transfer him to another factory, which was close to the ocean..
Rose asked her dad if there would be sun and heat available in the new location. She was so delighted to find out the sun was present in this new place; plus, there were many colourful trees and gardens there..
They packed everything in a few days and left. The trip to the new location was quite long; the children slept most of the time. When Rose woke up, she could not believe on what her eyes were seeing: beautiful green fields, colourful trees and bright son which she had never seen before..
Her new home had a beautiful garden, flowers and trees with delicious fruit. As soon as she arrived there, Rose remembered to pray to God for listening to her prayers..
In her new home, Rose grew up happily. She thanked God for the sun which was shinning outside, making the plants grow; the flowers flourish, give life to trees and make her life much happier.
Amália Paz e Cláudia Schmidt
Translation: Carolina von Scharten, London, Sir William Crookes Spiritist Society linked to
BUSS - The British Union of Spiritist Societies.
Eighth: Preparation for healing - The Spiritist volunteer will bring 2 balloons; one with sad face and the other with happy face. One chair will be positioned in the middle of the room and one child at time should seat there. The child should show how they have to behave during the healing time. All the rest of the class should say what balloon we should raise up, according to the child’s behaviour.
Ninth: Preparation for closing prayer - Kids should choose a passage from the: Gospel According to the Spiritism for the kids, The Spirits Book for kids or the Heaven or Hell. The volunteer will encourage the others kids to volunteer themselves for reading and give a quickly comment about it.
Tenth: Closing prayer - One of the children will do a closing prayer; encourage the children to volunteer for this task. If they don’t want to collaborate we could say we will follow the letters of the alphabet. The child’s name that starts with the letter A will do the opening prayer this time. Everybody will have the chance to collaborate.
Class suggested being suitable for: Nursery (3 to 4 years old) and Kindergarten (5 to 6 years old).
Spiritist volunteer: Juana Castro, London, linked to The Spiritist Psychological Society.
Suggested activity to be given as Homework: Show the importance of each season. All