32 lessons; PreK

The Classes

The Rainbow Connection

A central concept of Unitarian Universalism is the seven Principles that all congregations affirm and promote. These Principles are considered to be strong values and moral guides that each of us may use to guide our lives.

Although preschool children are too young to memorize the Principles, we can begin to acquaint them with the ideas behind the Principles.  We can focus on the values inherent in each - values that all parents wish to instill in their children, such as respect, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, responsibility and good citizenship.

The Rainbow Connection uses popular story books for preschoolers to discuss those values inherent in the Principles and in Unitarian Universalism. At the preschool age, children begin to understand the concepts of justice and fairness and begin to learn about what is “right” and “wrong”, or “good” and “bad”.  Story books are chosen to help illustrate the values supported by parents. 

Four sessions are devoted to each Principle, helping preschoolers to explore the values that unite us as UUs. Additional holiday-based classes are also included to replace or add to your curriculum.   And, because socialization and comfort are important goals for this age, each class contains a fun craft project, time for songs and games, and time for free play with friends.

​NEW! Now includes Homeschool sheets for printing or emailing to families to conduct classes at home!

To see a list of the recommended books, visit our Idea List on Amazon.  The curriculum also lists alternative suggestions for each class.

The Books

1st Principle: We believe that each and every person is important.

  • Session 1: It’s Not Nice to Make Fun of Others
  • Session 2: It’s OK That We’re All Different
  • Session 3: Treat Others the Way That You Want to Be Treated
  • Session 4: Use Your Manners to Show Respect

2nd Principle: We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.

  • Session 5: Be Kind to Each Other
  • Session 6: Make Someone Smile
  • Session 7: It’s Nice to Share
  • Session 8: It’s Good to Forgive

3rd Principle: We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.

  • Session 9: It’s Good to Be Me!
  • Session 10: Being Different is OK
  • Session 11: Just Be Yourself
  • Session 12: We Are All Alike and Different

4th Principle: We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.

  • Session 13: We Each Have Something Valuable to Contribute
  • Session 14: It’s Good to Take Responsibility
  • Session 15: Keep Trying to Reach Your Dreams
  • Session 16: We All Have Dreams

5th Principle: We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.

  • Session 17: It’s Important to Vote
  • Session 18: Our First Vote
  • Session 19: We Should Believe in Ourselves
  • Session 20: I Believe in Me

6th Principle: We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

  • Session 21: Don’t Interrupt!
  • Session 22: We Should Help Each Other
  • Session 23: Peace is Important
  • Session 24: It’s Good to Share

7th Principle: We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.

  • Session 25: We Care for Insects
  • Session 26: We Care for Animals
  • Session 27: We Care for the Earth
  • Session 28: We Can Make the World More Beautiful

Holiday Classes

  • Session 29: Thanksgiving
  • Session 30: Christmas & Hanukkah
  • Session 31: Valentine’s Day
  • Session 32: Mother’s Day/Father’s Day