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Circles of Belonging

Circles of Belonging

Having a sense of belonging doesn’t have to be abstract — we can count the number of groups we belong to, and we can name the people with whom we feel loved.

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Circles of Compassion

Circles of Compassion

Compassion gives us the ability to understand someone else’s situation and the desire to take action to improve their lives. Since, every person on Earth is dependent on others for help and support, practicing compassion means that we recognize and honor this interdependency, and it also means that we can always take action to support actions that improve not only our lives and beyond our home, but into the community and the whole wide world.

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Climate Feeling Map

Climate Feeling Map

What are some of the feelings people have about the environment and climate change? This map opens up a conversation about climate emotions.

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Color Your Heart

Color Your Heart

At this station, you’ll identify emotions you are feeling and color a heart to represent what is going on inside.

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Emotional Iceberg

Emotional Iceberg

Think of an iceberg; what is visible above the ocean surface is only a small part of the whole. Create an Emotion Iceberg to explore the visible and hidden parts of your thoughts/feelings/actions.

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HeartMath Get in Sync

HeartMath Get in Sync

We are now going to learn a simple tool that helps with problem solving. By learning to get more in sync–when we are functioning at our best – our thinking brain is more active than our reactive brain–we can more easily come up with possible solutions. To begin with, choose a small or modest-sized problem or issue. It does take practice to become good at this skill.

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Ocean Wave Breathing

Ocean Wave Breathing

At this station, adults and young children will create ocean waves of feelings and calm down the waves with their deep, slowed breathing.

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Outdoor Maker’s Station

Outdoor Maker’s Station

The outdoor is a perfect place to become aware of the beauty all around. But we have to learn to slow down in order to really see the beauty. Once we realized beauty, we can also make art with it! What helps us appreciate the little things that are around us every day?

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Risplendi

Risplendi

C’è una luce dentro ogni persona. A volte può essere difficile condividere quella luce con tutti; forse ci sentiamo timidi e nascondiamo le nostre qualità speciali o non ci viene data l’opportunità di brillare a causa del nostro genere o della nostra provenienza. In questa attività, i bambini si concentrano su qualcosa che li rende speciali e su ciò che vogliono che il mondo intero sappia.

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Risplendi

Shine Bright

There is a light inside every person. Sometimes it can be challenging to share that light with everyone; maybe we feel shy and hide our special qualities or we are not given opportunities to shine brightly because of our gender or background. In this activity, kids focus on something that makes them special and what they want the whole world to know.

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Story Seekers

Story Seekers

At this station, you’ll focus on a natural object and get inside it’s story. Using your senses and imagination you’ll do a free writing session about the object.
What stories do natural objects have to share? How can you develop your special nature listening skills to tell their stories? What can we share and learn from nature’s stories?

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The Egg of Hope

The Egg of Hope

Hope is crucial to growth; it transforms challenging times into opportunities for growth. In this fun egg-balancing challenge, children and adults will find ample opportunity to practice hope.

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