Why do humanists celebrate new life? Suitable for:
Why do humanists celebrate new life?
In this lesson students will watch a short film about a humanist naming ceremony and investigate why humanists celebrate new life and value the community of family and friends. At a humanist naming ceremony the parents are free to decide where to hold it and what they want to say. Using what they have learned, students will plan a naming ceremony of their own and write their own promises to a newborn baby. Download
Which of these statements might you hear at a humanist naming ceremony? Download
Namings planning template
A planning sheet for students to plan their own naming ceremony. Download
Namings leaf template
A leaf template for students to write their own promises or advice to a new baby. Download
Two poems to stimulate students to write their own poem about what is important in life, or advice to new parents or a new baby. Download
(Age 5+) Watch a humanist naming ceremony, hear how the parents made it meaningful to them, and use the questions to help students plan their own ceremony. Watch
Celebrations and ceremonies
What do humanists celebrate and how do they mark important events in their lives? Download
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