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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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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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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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Brand New August Book from Little Acorn Learning!

We’ve been working hard to complete our series and give you the missing August Five Day guide! This wonderful e-book is full of natural learning opportunities this summer! Complete your collection and grab it now! Four Weeks of Blessings, Verses, Nature Walks, Crafts, Recipes, Children’s Meditations, Caregiver Meditations, Outdoor Suggestions, Stories, Fingerplays and More! The …

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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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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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