11:00 am - 12:00 pm
R.E. Building – Rooms 6 & 7

Web of Life: Beatrix Potter

We will play animal games and do animal activities to remind us of how we are part of the web of life, and how living respectfully with other creatures helps us. Caring for, and learning about animals, can make us happier in our own lives. Unitarian Beatrix Potter made a career out of stories and art based on the animals she cared for and studied. Read a biography of Beatrix Potter and of course her collected works.

Take Home: When Unitarian author Beatrix Potter, creator of the “Peter Rabbit” books, was a little girl she and her brother had a lot of pets. Here’s what they took care of: a green frog, 2 lizards, 4 black newts, a ring-snake, 2 salamanders, a bat, dormouse, a tortoise, and a rabbit named Benjamin. She didn’t go to school, but was taught by a governess in her home. She loved to sketch her animals, and that is where her books came from. When she was still a girl, she sent some of her sketches in to a publishing company to see if they would use them as greeting cards. To Beatrix’s surprise, the company sent her money for her sketches and asked her to make some more pictures for them!

(Session 33)