Prayers/readings for study
“O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.” (Bahá’u’lláh, Arabic Hidden Words, #1)
“O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.” (‘Abdu’l-Bahá)
- The story of the lady and her glass of water, from Ruhi Book 3, Grade 1, Lesson 1.
- My First Counsel (MP3, PDF with lyrics), by Janis VandenDool, included in Ruhi Book 3, Grade 1, Lesson 1. Available via the Ruhi Institute.
- Drawing 1 from Ruhi Book 3, Grade 1, Lesson 1: A child sharing flowers with others.
- “The Burning Thirst”. Tie sticks to the children’s arms so that they cannot bend their elbows, and then give them each a glass of water. Tell the children that they have to find a way to drink the water. Eventually, they will figure out that the only way to drink the water is to help each other.
- Mirror flowers. Look for small mirrors in a craft store—the kind of mirrors you might find in a make-up box. Round ones would be best, but square or rectangular ones are OK too. Have the children cut out flower petals from foam sheets, and use adhesive to stick them onto the mirror, making a beautiful flower with a mirror in the middle. Similar to fun foam frames.
Photo: Day 156: Radiant by Quinn Dombrowski. CC-BY-SA.