Craft: A Point In Time
Symbolism of Craft: Our life’s journey is a number of steps. Each step can be taken unconsciously or consciously and deliberately. This craft reminds us that we have a choice in how we take each step.
Have the child trace their foot and/or hand on a sheet of construction paper
Cut it out and put your name on the foot - add pictures of things that interest you now/today. Put the date and time on the back.
Publishing the Sutras
Craft: Water Drop Flowers
Symbolism of Craft:. Change can be good and beautiful
Eye dropper/Medicine Dropper/straw
Cut paper towels into 4x4 squares
Mix food coloring in water
Drop different colors on paper towels
Twist the centers of the paper towels together and secure with Pipe Cleaners
People in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones
Craft: Pictures in baby food jars or cups
Symbolism of Craft:. The child’s picture in a glass or plastic container symbolizes that people in glass houses are completely open and loving with the world around them.
Pictures (real or drawn)
Baby food jars or clear plastic cups
Put the picture in the glass jar to remind students of the story.
Happiness Naturally Expands
Craft: Mentos and Diet Coke Geyser
Symbolism of Craft: This activity is about expansion. It is a fun, outside activity. Prepare for an explosion!
2 Liter Diet Coke bottle
Mint flavored Mentos - 1 roll or box
1 piece of paper
This activity is probably best done outside in the middle of an abandoned field, or better yet, on a huge lawn.
Carefully open the bottle of soda. Position the bottle on the ground so that it will not tip over.
Unwrap the entire roll of Mentos and drop them all in the bottle at the same time.
Relish the Journey... Being present in each moment of our lives leads to more happiness. When your mind is thinking of the future or worrying about the past, you cannot be fully present to the people, places and situations now. We will use passages from “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle as we celebrate the moment of now. Practice the power for enjoying each moment. See Entire Lesson Here