Category: Festivals

season table / nature corner – why & how to

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What is a Season Table / Nature Corner? A special designated space in the home that is dedicated to reflecting the seasonal characteristics of the natural world around us. With seasonally chosen colours and natural objects changing in accordance to nature outside, this special space connects us with the rhythmic flow of the seasons.  Michaelmas

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thoughts on diversity, inclusion & waldorf play

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Our world, it seems, and I do sincerely hope,  is going through a deep and profound process of change: of social justice and revolution. Although,  there is still a long, long journey ahead to undo the years of systematic racism that is so prevalent worldwide in our political systems, societies and communities. There is light,

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midsummer yarn sun craft

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Once again thou flames heavenward, Once again we see thee rise, Every morning is thy birthday, Gladdening human hearts and eyes. Every morning here we greet it, Bowing lowly down before thee, Thee the Godlike, Thee the changeless, In thine ever-changing skies. ‘Hymn to the Sun from Akbar’s Dream’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Towards the

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whitsun craft

whitsun dove kite craft activity

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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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spring & easter celebrations

Celebrations
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“Blessings on the blossoms, Blessings on the fruit, Blessings on each leaf and stem, Blessings on the roots.” Waldorf Mealtime Blessing, ‘The Meadowsweet Year’, Caroline Acworth spring & easter celebration ring We love the Grimm’s birthday ring as it can be used in so many ways for lots of different occasions. Add decorations, candles, or

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waldorf easter craft

an easter tale of transformation

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A lovely craft activity for young children at Easter As the season turns, life springs up all around us, the Lenten period bridging the cold winter days with the unleashing of new life, the abundance of nature, of new birth and resurrection. Simple nourishing storytelling, natural materials and some added magic can deepen the child’s

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candlemas snowdrop fairy

celebrating candlemas – 2nd february

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The Festival of Candlemas falls on the 2nd February.  After the darkest time of the year there is now a promise of Spring and return of the Light, days are getting longer. Candlemas falls at the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  A day to gather the light of the Christmas festive season

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