Category: Celebrations

waldorf lent garden

Lent activity ideas & imaginative spring cleaning!

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lent and spring awakening! “Spring is in the air, my friends, And all is waking up. I think it’s time to wear a smile, Hold hands and share a cup.” March Meal Verse from ‘The Meadowsweet Year’, Caroline Acworth & Lucy Wallens lent garden activity Whilst eating our pancakes we made a Lent Garden for

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St. Valentine's hearts

st. valentine’s day – 14th February

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“Kind hearts are the garden, Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms, Kind deeds are the fruits.” A sweet Valentine’s craft for this week – we made these wax Kindness Hearts to hang in the window!  They are made from grating beeswax crayons onto wax paper and then melting them to create

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candlemas candles and snowdrops

celebrating candlemas – 2nd february

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After the darkest time of the year there is now a promise of spring and return of the light at Candlemas as the days begin to get longer, it is the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  Singing Candlemas songs whilst lighting candles in the earth can be a special way to mark this

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a myriad advent – grimm’s advent spiral ideas & themes

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celebrating a light-filled advent with the grimm’s advent spiral “In the deep and dark wood’s heart Where moans the North Wind cold, You will find a sun-filled cave When you walk a spiral road. Shimmering stars will sing above To the crystals that glitter below, While you draw your light from a flame so bright Bringing warmth

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gentle halloween

gentle halloween celebrations – 31st october 2018

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This time of transition from autumn to winter has many ancient traditions and festivals, the most well known at the end of October and beginning of November being Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day each with their own traditions and fun, but with similarities too; a time when the veil between this world

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michaelmas knight and dragon and muslin

michaelmas – 29 september 2018

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“In autumn Saint Michael with sword and with shield   Passes over meadow and orchard and field.   He’s on the path to battle ‘gainst darkness and strife-   He is the heavenly warrior, protector of life. The harvest let us gather with Michael’s aid;   The light he sheddeth fails not nor does it fade,   And

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playing with gravity

exploring the elements – earth & gravity

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Running, running, Chasing, falling, Laughing, crying, Loving, playing” Continuing our series of exploring the elements, we had some father’s day fun playing with the  kraul big cable car kit, seeing how far we could make it travel and chasing it down the hill! Without even realising it they were exploring all the different factors making it go fast

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whitsun daisy fairies

celebrating whitsun festival and whitsun season table ideas

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The festival of whitsun is often celebrated in waldorf schools by wearing white, making doves or daisy chains and coming together to sing, play games or tell stories in different languages as a symbol of peace and unity.  It is also a celebration of all the different cultures within a diverse community, and spreading love and a

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