We had plans of a certain art project, but when I met up with the girls, it was clear that we had to follow a different plan to lighten the energy We began with free dancing and spinning and allowing space for letting go. Even at this age, kids feel a lot of pressures and stress. It was raining, but why not walk in the rain? So as they were walking out the door, I handed each a cookie, and they were asked to make up a nonsense sentence before they headed out. Example: "I'm
New Year's Ritual: We sat in a circle holding rocks, thinking about something we'd like to let go of, and offered our rock in a bowl in the middle. Then we thought about what we'd like to bring in, and they took a small crystal from a bowl, and held it to their heart. (They get to keep the crystals.) And then with this quality we made necklaces spelling this word to remind us throughout the year.