We had a lovely second lesson at the Community Centre today. The theme for this lesson was ‘A pure, kind and radiant heart’. We sang Stefan Brown’s song called ‘Kindness’ and had lots of fun, coming up with lots of different rhythms and percussion for it. We learned a new quote by Baha’u'llah (see quote of the week on the right) and did a craft activity – where we painted little heart magnets. Have look at the pictures, and I’ve posted a pdf of the complete lesson as well.
2_KindHeart (pdf for downloading)
Busy hands – making the ‘heart-magnets’…
We used crayons first to create a pattern on the cardboard hearts and then painted over it with watercolours – so easy and very pretty looking it was hard to stop!
…to end the class, we played the game ‘Burning Thirst’. The children’s arms are tied to sticks, so they can’t bend their elbows. Then they pretend that they’ve been walking in the desert for a long time and are REALLY thirsty. They come upon a cup of water – how can they drink from it, without being able to bend their elbows and pick up the cup….?
…after lots of giggles and trial and error, they realise that they have to work together and hold the cup for each other to get any of the water! Well done!!!!!
Thanks also to Keith, who paid us a visit during children’s class today – it’s great having people popping in – all welcome