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Homemade Butter Making with Children

This is such a simple and fun activity to do with small children. First just fill a clean glass baby food jar half full with heavy cream and add a small amount of salt. Then shake, shake, shake!!!!!! Shake for as long as you can – it will take up to 10 minutes until your …

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Afterschooling in January

Are you a parent looking for some holistic after school activities for your children? Our Waldorf-Inspired January Afterschooling Program is just what you need to create a beautiful month together. Week One, January Sheep’s Wool, Warmth (New Years)~ Read Stories of Wool and Warmth~Bake a Twelfth Night Cake(for detailed ideas on celebrating Three Kings Daythis …

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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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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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So You Can’t Afford a Waldorf School…

 (photos from my Kindergarten classroom where I used to teach at my local Waldorf school) But what can you do?  ~ You can create a healthy rhythm to each day your children live within your home. ~ You can keep the television and radio off while you are living, loving and creating together. ~ You …

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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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Learning Together in Nature

This little video says it all.. this is exactly why I love doing what I do so much.  It was taken the very last day of the Forest Preschool session and is such a beautiful memory for me to capture.   I love that the weather is warm and we can be outside so much again. …

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Full Worm Moon Today – Build a Wormery with Your Children!

Today we welcome the Full Worm Moon. Go outside with your children tonight and look for the beautiful moon together! It is hard to imagine the ground softening any time soon here in Connecticut. Today my girls are enjoying a snow day!    After seeing my youngest daughter’s artwork today, I guess I’m not the …

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Adventures in Letterboxing

This weekend I took my Junior Girl Scouts to a Letterboxing event at one of the Girl Scout camps in Connecticut.  I’ve always been interested in finding out more about letterboxing and it was such a fun day. First we each thought of a symbol to represent us along with a name and we created …

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Thanksgiving Leaf Garland

Thanksgiving Leaf Garland Supplies Needed: Leaves from Nature Walks Thread and needle or sewing machine or yarn Take the time to bring your children on daily nature walks this week.  As you walk along, gather any leaves that catch your eye to create this Thanksgiving Leaf Garland to decorate your home or nature place with.  …

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