Origins of Sprit Play™
Spirit Play didn’t start in a vacuum. It takes its model from a long line of Montessori based religious education programming including Sofia Cavalletti’s Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Jerome Berryman’s Godly Play®, and Joyce Zaugg’s The Children’s Hour. Explore the links below to learn more about some of these influencers.
Developed by Rev. Ralph Roberts, Beverly Leute Bruce, and Rev. Dr. Nita Penfold (who was Spirit Play's Director for fifteen years), Spirit Play is a Unitarian Universalist program of religious education that has been in existence since the year 2000, utilized in churches across the North American continent.