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6 Winter Waldorf Festivals to Celebrate in December

Advent The period beginning four Sundays before Christmas that is observed by most Christians in preparation for the celebration of Christmas Day. In Waldorf homes, Advent is recognized by representing the kingdoms of our planet each Sunday:The first Sunday of Advent we recognize minerals and stones.The second Sunday of Advent we recognize the plant kingdom.The …

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Share Your Holiday Traditions – A Giveaway!

This past Sunday was the first day of Advent and whether or not Advent fits within your family customs, the time leading up to the Winter Solstice and Christmas is a good time for contemplation, going within and working through unresolved issues in your heart. In the Waldorf tradition, the weeks leading up to Advent …

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Celebrating November with Little Acorn Learning

November is such a beautiful month! Where we live the trees are in full color, the air is a bit cooler and the days feel longer especially after daylight savings time ended. Yesterday felt like the never-ending day in our house. At 7pm we could have sworn it was 11pm! Today is actually Bonfire Night …

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Make Your Own Weather Wheel

This sweet activity was requested by a few of our members and comes from our October Preschool/Kindergarten Ebook.  If you make one, please share it with us. We have many ways for you to share with our community: Our Blog, Facebook Page, Discussion Group and by tagging us on Instagram! Creating a Weather Chart or …

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Today is Michaelmas

Do you know what Michaelmas is?  If you are not familiar with Waldorf Education, this mysterious Fall Festival may not be something you are familiar with.  From the Little Acorn Learning Autumn Equinox and Michaelmas Festival E-Book:“The significance of the Michaelmas festival in Waldorf schools is seen in the story of a simple boy, who …

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Easy Martinmas Lanterns

 Martinmas Lanterns My lantern! My lantern!  Sun and moon and stars Put out all your lights Put out all your lights That my lantern can truly shine bright.  In Germany, the custom of children carrying their lanterns into the dark and singing Martinmas songs are deep rooted.  In some areas, children go door to door in a procession …

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Happy Three Kings Day & The Epiphany!

I just love saying that word “epiphany”.  🙂  Photo and craft by Jennifer Tan of Syrendell as in our Three Kings Day & The Epiphany E-Book Wow things have been really busy these last five days and my commitment to focusing more on my business and making changes in my daily routines have been going …

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Martinmas and Thanksgiving – A New E-Book from Little Acorn Learning!

Celebrate the Beautiful Late Autumn Festivals of  Martinmas and Thanksgiving with Your Children! 149 PAGES of Verses, Fingerplays, Poems, Song, Crafts, Meditations, Book Recommendations,Circle Times, Recipes and Much More to Guide You in Celebrating the Martinmas and Thanksgiving Festivalsin Your Home or School! ONLY $24.99 Authors:~ Eileen Straiton, Little Acorn Learning ~ Sara Wilson, Love in the SuburbsTable of Contents*Beautiful Book Recommendations*St. Martin and …

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Introducing the 2014 Caregiver’s Calendar!

My new 2014 Caregiver’s Calendar is available through Little Acorn Learning!!  Check out a FREE sample month on the website!  This is a wonderful 12 Month calendar filled with important dates, festival celebrations, colors/grains/activities for the day, full moon dates and daily inspirational ideas or suggestions for each day of the year! This calendar is …

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Fleeting Moments

Oh these moments, they are so fleeting – aren’t they?  I haven’t been in this space for a long time and find it harder and harder to keep up with my blog.  Yet, I have a deep desire to once again keep this place active and updated and I hope to find a way to …

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