11:13 am - 12:15 pm
R.E. Building – Rooms 3 & 4
Beauty in Nature
This session explores the universal need for beauty and cultivates children’s appreciation of nature’s beauty. Activities draw from the UU Source, “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.” We experience great awe and wonder when contemplating the elegance of the systems and the beauty of the materials that sustain all of Earth’s abundant and diverse life forms. Perhaps along with our survival needs, it is the love and appreciation for the planet’s beauty that moves us to protect it.
Discuss what brings awe and wonder in your everyday life. Find everyday objects and examine what makes them wonderful and unique.
Go on a drive or a walk to a place that sparks wonder and awe in your family. This could be lights, natural beauty, or even architecture.
Check it out: Session 12