Welcome to the month of Mystery!

Welcome to the month of Mystery!

This month, we’re exploring the topic of Mystery at UUCC. We kicked the month off with a multigen service on Sunday, when we explored Mystery and Nature, and built a tree of who we are!

Here are some additional ideas for exploring the ideas around Mystery with your children. Enjoy!

Family Adventure Ideas

December Star Gazing and the Geminid Meteor Showers – connect with the mystery
Arrange a time when your family can find a place to view the stars at night. Dec. 13 and 14 will be the prime viewing time for the Geminid Meteor Showers. https://www.space.com/34921-geminid-meteor-shower-guide.html

Take a Mystery Road Trip
Here are all the instructions you’ll need!… http://www.mykidsadventures.com/mystery-road-trip-adventure/

Take a Mystery Trail Walk
Check out the step by step guide: https://tinkergarten.com/activities/mystery-trail-walk

Make Magic Mud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0J4dRqg7CE&list=PLjTi_2sPB4uYFnL8SpKFy_ey8OMrUZmc4&index=23

https://sciencebob.com/oobleck-the-corn-starch-and-water-experiment/

Kitchen Table Crafts

Chalice Snowflakes
A paper cutting craft resulting in a snowflake with chalices! Decorate! From the UUA Worship Web: https://www.uua.org/worship/words/image/chalice-snowflake-instructions

Books To Read Together

I Wonder by Annaka Harris
https://www.amazon.com/I-Wonder-Annaka-Harris/dp/1940051045/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536591460&sr=8-1&keywords=i+wonder+annaka+harris

“Eva takes a walk with her mother and encounters a range of mysteries: from gravity, to life cycles, to the vastness of the universe. She learns that it’s okay to say, “I don’t know,” and she discovers that there are some things even adults don’t know—mysteries for everyone to wonder about together!” -Amazon

A Small Miracle by Peter Collington  (Author)

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Small-Miracle-Peter-Collington/dp/0375871500/ref=sr_1_24?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537241703&sr=1-24&keywords=the+nativity+creche

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17y0HYZnpzI

In this case, we LOVE the video!

“The wooden figures in a Christmas crèche come to life to save a poor old woman in this truly original, deeply moving contemporary parable. Told with 96 pictures by Peter Collington, the master of the wordless story, this is a Christmas treasure the entire family can enjoy.”

Family Movie Night Ideas

Movie: Harry Potter Series

Movies based on JK Rowling’s books are a great way to explore mystery and appropriate for different age groups. Here’s an age guide from Common Sense Media with suggested ages for viewing:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/harry-potter-age-by-age-guide

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

“If you’re looking for a great introductory version of A Christmas Carol to show the kids, then look no further than this special. http://collider.com/a-christmas-carol-adaptations-ranked/#mickey-mouse-scrooge-mcduck-1983

Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery: The Movie (preschool)

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/thomas-friends-blue-mountain-mystery-the-movie
“A delightful story with a dose of mystery, played out by a cast of unique characters and set to engaging animation and fun music, makes this a well-rounded movie for adults and kids…the movie goes even farther to reflect society’s multicultural nature to open kids’ eyes to the unique challenges that face newcomers to a country.” – Common Sense Media

Songs to Add to Your Family Playlist:

Ordinary Miracle – Sarah Mclachlan (nice video meditation with it) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI6v9n9VlpM

Let the Mystery Be – Iris Dement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlaoR5m4L80

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