Lesson TopicMeeting my neighbors.
Youth Spiritist Education
Age group: 4 to 8 years old.
Introductions. Children will learn about each other’s likes and dislikes and make social connections with others.
Opening prayer: educator will do a spontaneous opening prayer.
Activity: “Switch Sides If…” game.
Using tape, make a long line on the floor. Have everyone stand together on the same side to begin. Then, start asking questions to the room: “Switch sides if…”
Your name starts with the letter “x” (educator will go over the students list and make sure all the first letters of their names where called)… What is your name?
You are “4 yeras old”…. (educator will go over the students ages on the list and make sure all ages were called).
You have siblings… Tell how many and their names.
You have pets…. Tell what kind and their names
You were born in California…. If not, tell others where you were born.
You speak another language… Tell someone what languages you speak.
You have traveled out of the country… Tell where did you go.
You have helped someone before…. How?
You love Jesus…
You love your family… Who are they?
You love your friends… Who are they?
You ever told someone “I love you”…. Who?
– Children will find that they have a lot in common and relate better to one another.
Second activity: Making connections.
Students complete a task while looking for common interests.
Educator will pick one student to start the connection.
The student stands with one hand on the hip and then speaks a statement about themselves.
Any student who shares the same statement will appear and establish contact with the student. Next, the second student shares a statement and so on, until everyone is standing in a straight line connected by the arm. Or even make a circle if the last student finds a connection with the first one.
Educator will reinforce the idea that our group is connected even though we are different people. And each day, we will continue to look at how we can connect with one another in the kindest way possible.
Educator will ask a child to do the closing prayer.