UUA Religious Education Programs For Children


Celebrating Me and My World
by Debora Pratt. Thirty-seven sessions. This program celebrates the wondrous qualities of children themselves and expands outward to the people and things around them. (UUA, 1995)
by Jane C. Warren, Carla Oswald Reed, Susan Manker-Seale and Lani A. Comp. The ten topics of this program are designed to help toddlers explore their own play activities and be involved in their own care. (Childspace Consultants, Phoenix, AZ, 1991)
Story Time
by Mary Jane Schwartz. This literature based curriculum of forty-six sessions highlights themes of families and homes, feelings and friends, seasons and celebrations. (First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, NM, 1989)


Around the Church, Around the Year
by Jan Evans-Tiller. In this program of thirty-two sessions participants 5-7 years old become acquainted with their own Unitarian Universalist community -- the people, the buildings, rituals and celebrations -- and the basic tenets of Unitarian Universalism. (UUA, 1990)
Celebrating Our Roots and Branches
by Betty Jo Middleton. Thirty-five sessions. Participants explore the similarities and differences in North Americans of various cultural, ethnic and racial ancestries. (Joseph Priestley District, Wilmington, DE, 1986)
Faith Footsteps
by Joan Hunt. Twenty-eight sessions. This curriculum introduces children to faith stories found in the Bible and how our religious ancestors understood God`s activity in their lives. (UU Christian Fellowship, 1992)
In Our Hands: Grades 1-3
by Samuel Goldenberg, Eleanor Hunting and Mary Thomson. Sixteen sessions. Participants 5-9 years old learn constructive ways of promoting peace in their own lives as they explore their connections to the larger community, to the natural world, and to the UU peace and justice heritage. (UUA, 1990)
Rainbow Children
by Vivian Burns and Norma Poinsett. Twelve sessions with two optional sessions. In this anti-bias, pro-diversity program, children will have opportunities to learn about themselves and others through games, stories and activities. The program ends with a celebration of either Kwanzaa or Cinco de Mayo. (UUA, 1995)
Special Times
by Betty Jo Middleton. Twenty-six sessions. This program acquaints participants 6-7 years old with the Jewish and Christian heritages out of which our Unitarian Universalist faith has grown. (UUA, 1994)
Stories about God
by Mary Ann Moore. Each of the thirty sessions presents a story of God inspired by images and issues from world religions, feminist studies, science and human experience appropriate for children of primary age. (Mary Ann Moore, 1993)
Treasure Hunting
by Ellen Schneider. Thirty-six sessions. Engages children in exploring the importance of each person, the power of feelings, the joy of friendship, the excitement of the search for truth and the harmony of nature. (Ellen Schneider, Madison, WI, 1991)
What is Religion for Others and for Us?
by Virginia Steele. Twenty-seven sessions. Focusing on the content areas of church, religion, holidays and Unitarian Universalism, this program helps children feel a part of a loving and worshipping community. (Virginia Steele, Wayland, MA, 1984)


Beginning Unitarian Universalism
by Mary Ann Moore and Helena Chapin. Twenty-six sessions. This program is designed to enable children 8-11 years old to claim their religious identity as Unitarian Universalists. (Winchester Unitarian Society, Winchester, MA, 1984)
Bible Stories
by Joan Hunt. Twenty-nine sessions. This curriculum introduces children in Grades 2-4 to the central figures and stories in the Bible. (UU Christian Fellowship, 1987)
Caring for Our Planet Earth
by Tirrell Kimball. Six sessions. This curriculum engages children 5-12 years old in a celebration of our earth and a call to action to protect and care for nature and our environment. (Green Timer Publications, 1991)
Carry the Flame
by Lori McDermott. Seven sessions. A multi-aged program of self-discovery and religious identity based on our seven Unitarian Universalist Principles. (First Religious Society, Carlisle, MA, 1993) Four volumes for four age groups.
Celebrating Families
by Tirrell Kimball. Five sessions. This program explores concepts of family and gives children opportunities to experience a sense of belonging and a sense of the uniqueness and beauty of their family. (Green Timber Publications, 1990)
Connecting With the Earth
by Martha Nabatian. This intergenerational course is designed for four age groups: primary, junior, youth and adult. Participants explore ways to develop a more spiritual relationship with the natural world of Canada`s woodlands, prairies, oceans-rivers-lakes and the arctic. (Canadian Unitarian Council, 1993)
Exploring Our Roots
by Margaret K. Gooding. Twenty-one sessions. Young people aged nine to eleven explore our religious heritage through the history of the local congregation, basic UU attitudes and traditional festivals. (Canadian Unitarian Council, 1988)
God Images
by Mary Ann Moore. Twenty-five sessions. This program presents God images that are derived from Jewish and Christian traditions, from world religions, and from modern science and engages participants in Grades 5-6 in their own religious quests. (Mary Ann Moore, 1986)
Holidays and Holy Days
by Charlene Brotman and Barbara Marshman. Thirty sessions divided into three seasons. Engages participants ages 7-10, in the process of learning about the origins and meanings of holidays and holy day celebrations. Relates other traditions to UU principles and values. (Brotman-Marshfield, 1983)
Honoring Our Mother Earth
by Tirrell Kimball. Six sessions. Participants, aged five to thirteen, experience and celebrate Native American spirituality through stories and ceremonies, song and dance, arts and crafts. (Green Timber Publications, 1988)
In Our Hands: Grades 4-6
by Barry Andrews and Pat Hoertdoerfer. Sixteen sessions. This program engages participants in experiences to promote peace and justice within themselves, with others and with our planet earth. (UUA, 1990)
Life and Teachings of Jesus
by Donna Wheelock and Judith Hoehler. Twenty-five sessions. This curriculum explores the events of Jesus` life, his teachings and the customs of the times. (UU Christian Fellowship, 1980)
Living the Promise
by Cheryl Binkley and Jane McKeel. Thirty sessions. This values-oriented curriculum for children in Grades 5-6 is based on the Hebrew scriptures and explores fundamental ideas about trust, personal responsibility and justice. (Unitarian Church, Arlington, VA, 1991)
Love and Help
by Jill Bauer. A workbook in Unitarian Universalist identity for boys and girls 7-11 years old. Also designed for use as the UUA Cub Scout Religious Emblem Award. (UUA, 1984)
Moses, His Life and Times
by Cynthia Berg and Judith Hoehler. Twelve sessions. This program introduces children to the life and times of Moses. (UU Christian Fellowship, 1978)
Plays for Special Days: Ten One-Act Christmas and Easter Plays for Young People
by Elfreida Read. For young people ages 6-12. (UUA, 1993)
A Stepping-Stone Year
by Margaret K. Gooding. Thirty-five sessions. This program is based on the premise that religion helps people find answers to important life questions and that a religious community can help persons in their search for answers. Contains many stories of Unitarians and Universlaists in history. (UUA, 1989)
Timeless Themes: Stories from the Hebrew and Christian Bibles for Grades 3-4
by Nannene Gowdy, Mary Ann Moore and Marjorie Skwire. Thirty-four sessions. This program introduces children to the biblical literature central to our culture and heritage around themes such as loneliness, loyalty, trust, jealously, forgiveness and love. (UUA, 1991)
A Travel in Time
by Lois Ecklund. Sixteen sessions. Participants in Grades 5-6 explore their religious identity through time travel learning about the origins of Unitarian Universalism in North America and the lives of individuals, past and present, who exemplify our faith. (UUA, 1989)
Up, Up and Away
by Margaret K. Gooding. In this fifteen session program, children 8-10 years old learn about our Universalist heritage as they explore the religious values and commitments of women and men like Judith Sargent Murray, Charles Leonard, and others.
UU Kids Book
by Charlene Brotman, Barbara Marshman and Ann Fields. An activity book of twenty topics engages children ages 6-10 in stories, games, puzzles, projects, songs, and arts and crafts which identify and define our Unitarian Universalist faith. (Brotman-Marshfield, 1989)
We Believe: Learning and Living Our UU Principles
edited by Ann Fields and Joan Goodwin. This twenty-two session program engages participants in learning and living our Unitarian Universalist Principles through stories, discussions, activities and worship experiences. Can be used with children 5-12 years old or as an intergenerational resource.(UUA, 1990)
Why Do Bad Things Happen?
by Charlene Brotman. Eleven sessions. This curriculum is based on the answers of the world`s religions and cultures to basic religious questions, including the issues of life and death. Ends with the question, "Why do good things happen?" (Brotman-Marshfield, 1975)

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