Beeswax modeling material is one of my favorite mediums to use when working with children. The process of warming the beeswax in itself is a beautiful experience in patience and manifesting for the young child. There are so many beautiful ways to use it and endless possibilities on what can be made. I would often guide the children in imitating what I made while singing a song or telling a story. These little suns were made by us when I shared this sweet Sun Story Song with the children in my home program years ago. I hope you find it useful on a summer day when you are looking to keep little hands busy in your care.
what shall I send to the earth today?”
Said the great, round, golden Sun.
us go down there to work and play,”
Said the Sunbeams, every one.
to the Earth in a shining crowd,
Went the merry, busy crew;
They painted with splendor each floating cloud
And the sky while passing through.
on, little Star, if you like,” they cried;
“We will weave a golden screen
That soon all your twinkling and light shall hide,
Though the Moon may peep between.”
then in through the windows crept,
To the children in their beds –
They poked at the eyelids of those who slept,
Gilded all the little heads.
little children!” they cried in glee,
“And from Dreamland come away!
We’ve brought you a present: wake up and see!
We have brought you a sunny day!”