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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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Celebrate St. Lucia Day on December 13th

Another beautiful festival we love to celebrate at Little Acorn Learning is St. Lucia Day. This year it falls this Thursday. Always on December 13th.  Each one of our December books gives sweet ways to celebrate this special day in your home or school. Our December Childcare Book (Ages 3-6, Schools & Families) includes songs, …

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The Feast of Saint Francis

The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi is today, October 4th.   Photo by Cindy Wallach with Permission Legends of St. Francis describe him as a gentle and generous man who loved and protected animals. He was said to be able to connect religion with nature and find the Divine in all living things. …

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice and Win a Free E-Book By Sharing Your Ideas!

The Winter Solstice is here and I love looking back on some of the beautiful ways we have celebrated this special equinox as well as many of the beautiful ideas included in our winter e-books at Little Acorn Learning. Over the upcoming months, the sun will climb higher, our days will become longer and filled …

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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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Day One of Clean Eating…and a Spring Sale!

Ok here’s the thing, no matter how hard I try – how many ways I make them – where they come from – or what they are combined with…. I HATE EGGS! Isn’t it strange? Everybody seems to love them. But, ever since I was a little girl, I just cannot stand the taste of …

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Candlemas Day and Making Snow Candles!

Today is Candlemas and also Groundhog’s Day.  We had a big snowstorm last night, schools are closed and I’m pretty sure the Groundhog isn’t coming out any time soon!!   My Mindful Parenting E-Course is also coming to an end.  It was wonderful to spend 5 weeks writing and supporting a group of parents who …

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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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Mindful Parenting in 2015 with Little Acorn Learning

We are so excited to release our 2015 12 Month Caregiver’s Calendar filled with important dates, festival celebrations, colors and grains for the day, full moon dates and a daily inspirational idea and suggestion for each day of the year! This calendar is a wonderful peek into Little Acorn Learning’s ideas and philosophy and will …

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Happy St. Nicholas Eve!

Tonight St. Nicholas comes to many households and leaves small tokens and goodies in children’s shoes that are left out.  Sometimes he leaves candies that look like gold coins, gum or apples and fruit.  Simple little things.  Nothing that requires much planning. Will your children be leaving their shoes out for St. Nicholas tonight?  Is …

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