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Autumn Lantern Making

As promised to my Facebook community, here is the tutorial for these very pretty Autumn Lanterns that we made at our home yesterday for Martinmas. These are very fun to make and come out so beautiful. We also did these in our New England Lifeways training and each and every student’s lantern came out so …

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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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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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Weaving Goodness, Community and Home

Today is Martinmas and also Veteran’s Day in America.  I love the way that Waldorf schools celebrate this special day with lantern walks, songs, crafts and community.  I’m not sure I ever really got over the fact that my girls could not attend our local Waldorf school but one thing I have worked hard to …

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The Winner of the Free Martinmas and Thanksgiving Festival E-Book!!!

Congratulations to Serena who is the winner of a free copy of Little Acorn Learning’s  latest festival e-book for Martinmas and Thanksgiving (Serena please contact us at info (at) littleacornlearning.com with your email to send your e-book).  Her comment was randomly chosen from yesterday’s post:“This is our first year celebrating Martinmas. We spent a morning …

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Martinmas Baking and a FREE E-Book Giveaway!!

Many people may not be familiar with the festival of Martinmas which is on November 11th.  In Waldorf families and schools, it is a celebrated festival filled with lanterns, songs, games and baking. And if you do not already know, Little Acorn Learning has just released a HUGE new e-book filled with ideas, tutorials and …

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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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Native American Field Trip and Martinmas Lanterns

Today was a good, full day.  The girls are usually off from school on Election Day but our town has recently changed that and the schools were open this year.  When I heard a local homeschool group was going to do the Native American Program at New Pond Farm this day, I decided it would …

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Martinmas Celebration

This Martinmas we were blessed to have one of our little daycare children come visit for the evening. Her mommy and daddy were celebrating a special anniversary so she came to enjoy crafting, dinner and a lantern walk with our family.The children all made their own special lanterns to later fill with light on this …

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