Sounds of Nature
Originally posted by member "LLL" (Lisa Lehne from New Prague, MN)
We just did a rotation based on pray and in the storytime room we did about 10 minutes of just listening to the sounds of nature on a CD. We had to skip around to different tracks but all the sounds were at the beginning and we had 10 different sounds, and we used this as a form of meditation. The children loved it and they listens so quietly.
We encouraged them to close there eyes and picture the sound in their heads. We would let them say what they saw only after the CD was stopped. Even the older children loved this, and you wouldn't believe we had 30 children in the room when the CD was playing, EVERYONE was quiet.
(I now use that experience as a reminder, as to how quiet everyone needs to be)
We also did a labyrinth out of room dividers and posted pictures along the way to give them ideas of what or who to pray for. At the end there was an adult ready to pray with the child.
Kids and adults loved it!!!