Friday, April 5th, 2013
The Story of The Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers is one of our favorite seasonal books to read at the beginning of spring. It tells a short tale of the root children who live under the earth waiting for spring to arrive so that they can decorate the earth with their colors and spirits. My two love to imagine the tiny root children busily preparing for the green shoots and warm days ahead. If your library doesn’t own a copy, you might want to suggest that they do!
We’re off to warm our cheeks in the sunshine.
Categories: Bookshelf, Everyday Fun | Tags: arrival, book, child, children, color, decorate, earth, library, read, spring, sunshine
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Here in New England, we’re still kind of in the thick of it — another blanket of snow will come this evening and the mornings are still deeply cold. But, spring is surely on its way and I like to hang a cheery bird and sun garland in my kitchen to remind myself of the light and tweets that will soon fill our days.
1. Put out a tarp and have children paint the inside of brown paper bags.
2. Set it outside in the sun to dry. (Or inside by the heater)
3. Cut the painted bag into bird and sun shapes.
4. Use a sewing machine (or yarn and a hole punch) to string the birds and suns into a garland.
5. Hang and smile.
Categories: Crafts, Everyday Fun, Fun, Group Activities, Must Read, Seasonal | Tags: bird, birds, cheery, cut, garland, hang, paint, smile, spring, springtime, string, sun, sunshine, yarn