Children’s Program

At Quaker Spring 2015 at Oakwood Friends School in New York, the planning committee found leadership to organize a two-day program for children, ages 4–11. Below is the program we offered.

At this point in the planning process, we are not clear that a 2016 children’s program will happen.  As always, childcare for younger children will be provide during the morning and evening sessions.


2015 Program: “Walking in the Light”

Two-Day Program, Saturday & Sunday, 9am–12pm and 1:30–5:30pm, Evening childcare: 7:30–9:30pm

During Quaker Spring, we gather for fellowship, learning and worship together in community. On Saturday and Sunday, children ages 4–11 will gather for structured morning and afternoon programs that include stories, art and music making, exploring ideas and playing outside. We’ll ground our time together as a spiritual community with stories from the Bible (Godly Play) and Quaker faith and practice (Faith & Play). Kids should come ready to use their imaginations, get dirty, and walk in the Light together as a community of Friends.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Morning Session,
9am to Noon

  • Children gather—Introduction games
  • Build the Circle
  • Godly Play story—full session: The Great Family
  • Snack
  • Listening and Looking Walk: “I Found God Here”
  • Story and Free Play
  • All-generational Godly Play Bible Story (9-10am)
  • Children return to their space
  • Snack
  • Lantern Making
  • Story and Free Play

Afternoon Session,
1:30-5:30pm

4pm each day welcome adults to a shared activity

  • Children gather
  • Build the Circle
  • Faith & Play Story: George Fox’s Big Discovery
  • Settle for Quiet Hour, 2-3:00pm (stories, naps, quiet activities
  • Snack
  • Water Play?
  • 4pm Singing, Music Making, Mural Making
  • Closing story and free play
  • Children gather
  • Build the Circle
  • Faith & Play Story: Living the Ways of the Spirit
  • Settle for Quiet Hour, 2-3:00pm (stories, naps, quiet activities)
  • Snack
  • Water Play?
  • 4pm Games—Patterns and Examples
  • Closing Story and Free Play

Evening Childcare,
7:30-9:30pm

Childcare available

Childcare available