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									Table of Contents for Manual
Introduction: What is Spirit Play? ........................................................... 11

Part 1: Philosophy ...................................................................................... 17
What Does Spirit Play Look Like? .............................................................. 17
Where Did This Method Come From? ........................................................ 21
Montessori and Religious Education: A History .......................................... 23
    Sofia Cavalletti and Gianni Gobbi
    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd ........................................................... 23
    Jerome W. Berryman—Godly Play™ .................................................... 24
Spirit Play ...................................................................................................... 25
The Content of Spirit Play ............................................................................ 28
The Arts as Spiritual Process ........................................................................ 30

Part 2: Practical Approaches to Spirit Play ............................................. 34
Starting a Spirit Play Program ...................................................................... 34
Fitting Spirit Play Within Different Models of Religious Education ........... 35
  Pillars Model .............................................................................................. 36
  Way Cool Sunday School Model............................................................... 36
  Workshop Rotation Model......................................................................... 36
  Small Group Ministry Model ..................................................................... 36
  One Room Schoolhouse Model ................................................................. 36
  Second Service ........................................................................................... 37
  Worship ...................................................................................................... 37
Creating Your Classroom Environment ....................................................... 37
  Cost of Classroom Set-up .......................................................................... 37
  Space Considerations ................................................................................. 37
  Age Considerations .................................................................................... 38
  Timing of Class .......................................................................................... 39
Choosing Your Stories .................................................................................. 40
Guidelines for Creating Your Own Stories................................................... 40
  Choosing a Story ........................................................................................ 40
  Creating the Wondering Questions ............................................................ 43
  Beginning and Ending sections of lessons................................................. 43
  Scripts in Classroom .................................................................................. 43
Translating the Story into Material ............................................................... 44
  Underlays ................................................................................................... 46
  Containers for stories: Baskets, boxes, trays ............................................. 46
Setting Up and Organizing Your Classroom ................................................ 47
 Flooring ...................................................................................................... 48
 Shelving ..................................................................................................... 48
 Sharing Space............................................................................................. 49
 Tables and Chairs ....................................................................................... 51
 Work Rugs ................................................................................................. 52
 Church Corner ............................................................................................ 52
 Water Source .............................................................................................. 53
Organizing Your Stories on the Shelves ....................................................... 54
 Shelf Maps First Year Program ................................................................. 54
    Unitarian Universalist Focal Shelves ..................................................... 54
    Promises Shelves .................................................................................... 55
 Shelf Maps Second Year Additions ........................................................... 55
    Sources Shelves ...................................................................................... 55
 Sacred Spaces............................................................................................. 57
 A Word about Toys in the Classroom ....................................................... 57
Setting Up Your Art Response Shelves ........................................................ 57
 Suggested Art Materials............................................................................. 58
 Drying Paintings and Storing Work........................................................... 61
 Shelf Map: Art Shelves .............................................................................. 62
Other Possibilities for Arts Responses.......................................................... 62
 Drama Corner............................................................................................. 62
 Reading Corner .......................................................................................... 62
 Meditation Table ........................................................................................ 62
 Decorating the Altar Table ........................................................................ 63
 Arranging Flowers for the Altar Table ...................................................... 63
 Yoga Cards and dance ............................................................................... 63
 Simple Games ............................................................................................ 63
Feast Supplies ............................................................................................... 63
Clean up Materials ........................................................................................ 64
Taking Care of the Environment: Montessori Exercises .............................. 64
 Dusting the Shelves.................................................................................... 64
 Sweeping the Floor .................................................................................... 65
 Carpet Sweeping ........................................................................................ 65
 Polishing the Chalice ................................................................................. 65
 Washing a Tray .......................................................................................... 65
 Watering a Plant ......................................................................................... 65
Posters ........................................................................................................... 65
When you are finished setting up your classroom ........................................ 66
Training Your Teachers ................................................................................ 66
 Why Training? ........................................................................................... 67
  Doorkeeper Role ........................................................................................ 68
  Storyteller Role .......................................................................................... 73
    A Note about Visiting Children .............................................................. 74
    Tips for telling the story ......................................................................... 75
    Disruptions in the Circle ......................................................................... 76
  Discipline and Special Needs in the Classroom ........................................ 80
    Discipline ................................................................................................ 80
    Supporting the child in developing self-discipline ................................. 80
    Other Special Needs ............................................................................... 81
  How to talk to children about their arts experiences ................................. 81
  How do you know the children are connecting spiritually to the process? 82
Orientation..................................................................................................... 83
  The Importance of Orientation for Parents ................................................ 83
  The Importance of Orientation for Children .............................................. 84
  Your Congregation..................................................................................... 85
Organizing your story year ........................................................................... 85
  Suggested framework for first year ........................................................... 86
  Suggested order of lessons for program spanning grades ......................... 86
Extensions for Older Children ...................................................................... 86
Keeping Your Spirit Play Program Going .................................................... 87
  Visitors ....................................................................................................... 87
  Evaluations ................................................................................................. 88
    What if children don’t take the stories from the shelves? ...................... 88
    Questions for your evaluation ................................................................ 88
What Makes It Spirit Play ............................................................................. 89
Spirit Play at Home ....................................................................................... 90
Spirit Play for Adults .................................................................................... 92
Frequently Asked Questions ......................................................................... 93

Part 3: Spirit Play Foundational Lessons ................................................. 97
Flaming Chalice Lesson and First Extension ............................................... 97
Flaming Chalice Lesson with Universe Extension ..................................... 102
Promises—General Lesson ......................................................................... 106
Promises Control Card ................................................................................ 111
Sources General Lesson .............................................................................. 112

Part 4: Handouts ....................................................................................... 121
 Essential Background Handouts ....................................................................
 #1 Montessori........................................................................................... 122
 #2 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Godly Play™ ......................... 123
  #3 Spirit Play History............................................................................... 124
  #4 & #5 Spirit Play Content Overview .................................................... 125
  #6 Doorkeeper Responsibilities ............................................................... 127
  #7 Storyteller Responsibilities ................................................................. 128
  #8 Tips for Telling the Story.................................................................... 129
  #9 Disruptions in the Circle ..................................................................... 130
  #10 Spirit Play Visitor Guidelines ........................................................... 131
  #11 & #12 What Makes It Spirit Play ..................................................... 132

Part 5: Orientation .................................................................................... 134
 Session 1 .................................................................................................. 135
 Session 2 .................................................................................................. 141

Part 6: Bibliography and Resources ....................................................... 149
 Bibliography ............................................................................................ 149
   Montessori Philosophy ......................................................................... 149
   Godly Play™ ........................................................................................ 149
   Books on Montessori and Art ............................................................... 149
   Spirituality, Children, and Unitarian*Universalism ............................. 150
 Spirit Play Resource List ......................................................................... 151

								
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