segunda-feira, 28 de setembro de 2015

Obedience for Kindergarten

Class suggested being suitable for: Kindergarten (5 to 6 years old)

First: Welcome the children into the session. Say how happy we are to see them and how important they are for the class. Explain we will follow the letters of the alphabet in order to choose the volunteer for the opening prayer. So, the child’s name that starts with the letter A will do the opening prayer this time. Everybody will have the chance to collaborate as the weeks passed by.

After that, the Spiritist worker will introduce the “Raffle Box of Prayers”. In your turn, each child will open the box, choose one prayer and read it loudly for whole class. We will do it until all the kids have their chance to choose and read a prayer.

When the activity with the “Raffle box of Prayers” finishes the volunteer will collect the booklet “The Lord’s Prayer” with the children who was responsible in the previous week.

The volunteer can make up a few questions, such as:
·        What did you most like in this prayer;
·        What could you learn during the week with the prayer and others

The child can also read the prayer for his/hers colleagues. Another child will be able to choose himself/herself to take the booklet home and bring next week, at the end of this activity.




P.S. At the end of the class the parents will be informed and also asked about their availability to bring the booklet next week.

Second: Story Time

Once upon a time there was one little girl who loved to be next to the animals. Her name was Lara and she had one little cat called Margi.
Lara used to spend many and many hours with Margi playing, singing, reading, etc. However, when Lara was with Margi she listened to no one.

Sometimes Lara could hear her mother calling her, but she didn’t pay any attention. Lara might yell or have a tantrum in order not to do what her mom wanted.

One day she heard about one man who was kind, nice and always listened and obeyed his mum and dad. When he became an adult he was so good with everyone that he helped and blessed many people.

He used to tell beautiful stories teaching how to love one another. Lara was so interested about him that she decided to know more. She knew his name; people call him Jesus. But unfortunately he doesn’t live on Earth.

How does Lara know and learn more about him then? One day one of her friends said she goes every week to the “Scholl of Jesus”, where she can learn and listen more about him.

So, Lara asked her mum to take her there as well. She loved the school of Jesus, it was so good! She could learn many things such as to listen to mum and dad; and also to obey to them as Jesus did. She also learned to be kind to her parents, help when they need us and so on.

From now on Lara was a very good girl because she listens and obeys the lessons from Jesus to respect and listen to mum and dad.

The volunteer should interact with the children during the story asking who goes to the school of Jesus to learn how to be good.

Who listens to mum and dad?
Who helps them?

Third: Activity
The children will prepare a child using recycled materials.
The volunteer will emphasize that we all go to the Jesus School in order to learn how to be good.















P.S. Instead of chocolate the children will receive a heart with a picture of Jesus to stick in the heart of the toys.

Fourth: How to use my body to do good things. The volunteer will bring a drawing of the following:

·        Mouth;
·        Ear;
·        Hand
·        Feet;
·        Nose

The volunteer will prepare pictures showing good things we do with each part of our body, such as:

·        Children saying beautiful things to mum and dad;
·        Children saying Thank you for mum and dad;
·        Children praying in order to thank God for everything
·        Children listening to Jesus’ stories quietly;
·        Children listening to mum and dad quietly;
·        Children listening to teachers at school quietly;
·        Children helping to carry bags;
·        Children helping elderly people
·        Children cuddling other children
·        Children walking holding mum’s or dad’s hand;
·        Children playing nicely with friends
·        Children walking to go to the School of Jesus
·        Children smelling flowers

Fifth: Videos - Listen, Obey and be blessed

Sixth: Reading Time - Spiritist Book for children will be placed on the table. The child would be invited to share, to read and say what they understand about what they just read.

Seventh: Prayer Activity - The kids will all prepare a good manners’ poster explaining how to behave during the healing time.

The volunteer will bring parts of the body shapes that should be glued into the poster with a written comment, as per below.

Eyes








How should it be?
Mouth








How should it be?
Hands








How should it be?
Body








How should it be?
Ears








How should it be?

Eighth: Healing Theatre
Each child in his/her turn should sit in the chair placed in the middle of the room and show how we should behave during the healing time. The volunteer can also call another kid to see if the rules in the poster created are being used. The children will receive a “well done” sticker afterwards.

Ninth: Closing prayer - One of the children will do a closing prayer.

Class suggested being suitable for: Kindergarten (5 to 6 years old)

Spiritist volunteer: Juana Castro, London, linked to The Spiritist Psychological Society.


Suggested activity to be given as Homework:


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