STARS offers age-appropriate songs, stories and other activities that relate to our monthly theme. We welcome parents and caregivers to join in!
The Theme for September is: What Does It Mean to be a People of Intention.
Intention is different from setting goals or resolutions in that it “pulls us into” who we truly are. Goals and resolutions “push us out” into future possibilities. In our first session we will have an outdoor games day to celebrate our intention to have fun while we learn this year. To set intentions, we listen to our inner voice which tells us who we truly are, and so our second session offers components for accessing our inner voice.
With intentions, failure is expected and a part of life. Intentions are part of who we truly are, and so when we make a mistake, we return to who we truly are and try again. Only the enlightened Buddha is perfect, says one source, so get over making mistakes. This is why mistakes are the theme of Session 3. Session 4 offer opportunities to put intentions into action by “Doing the Best We Can.”
Sept 8: Outdoor Games
Join us for the first day of our programming year… Games Day! We will be playing games outside that expand understanding of being a “People of Intention” through kinesthetic learning and delighting in the natural world.
Sept 15: Accessing our Inner Voice
Where is our inner voice? How do we find it? How does our inner voice help us set good intentions? We will explore these through story, games and mindfulness.
Sept 22: Fail Again. Fail Better.
We will learn about making mistakes and the beautiful things that can come from them through art stories and games.
Sept 29: Doing the Best We Can
Through songs and games we will explore how to get back to our intentions after making mistakes or getting distracted.