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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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Great Outdoor Challenge – Afterschool Gardening

For all of my Waldorf Afterschooling friends. When my girls were little, I also did my best to supplement their afterschool experience while using traditional schools. Here is a post I am resharing from 8 years ago (wow!) to inspire you to do the same: One of the things I try very hard to do …

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Show Us Your Halloween Doorstep and Win a Free Ebook!

Happy Halloween! Did you decorate your home for today’s holiday? Show us a simple photo of your Halloween Doorstep and enter to win a FREE ebook of your choice from LittleAcornLearning.com! Here’s how: 1. Take a photo of your Halloween Doorstep 2. Post it on Instagram 3. Mention Little Acorn Learning and tag two friends …

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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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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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Autumn Came, With Wind and Gold…

Autumn is here and the girls and I have been taking every opportunity we can to soak in all of the beautiful colors, sights, activities and abundance this time of year offers us. I try to take them apple picking each year together and it has become a fun tradition for us that we look …

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