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January Preschool/Kindergarten At-Home Program

January Preschool/Kindergarten At-Home Program Photographer: Heidi Fraser FOUR Weeks of Blessings, Verses, Nature Walks, Crafts, Book Recommendations, Teacher’s Classroom Work Ideas, Story Time Prop Ideas, Blackboard Drawing Ideas, Recipes, Children’s Meditations, Caregiver Meditations, Outdoor Suggestions, Stories, Fingerplays and More! Please note that our At-Home Kindergarten Guides are a Non-Academic Program Inspired by the Waldorf Philosophy …

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January Preschool & Kindergarten Lesson: Hibernation

In our January Preschool & Kindergarten Program, we have so many fun ways to learn about warmth and hibernation: Talk to your child about hibernation  and the fact that when the cold  weather comes some animals hide and  sleep through the entire winter.  Help your children make a fun indoor fort out of all the  …

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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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‘I Spy’ Homemade Ornament

I Spy Ornament Materials Needed: Plastic (not glass) clear ornament with top Beads Shredded paper Small items to look for (i.e. a dime, tiny lego, etc.) Glue  Sharpie Marker Tag This is very simple and fun.  Have the children hunt around the house for very tiny items to put inside their plastic ornament.  We had …

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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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Winter Festivals E-Book Winner!

Congratulations to Hillary Brestar for winning a FREE copy of our Winter Festivals E-Book!  (Hillary please contact us at info (at) to claim your prize!) Today I will be working hard to not stress while I finish up preparing for Christmas.  Going slow, allowing myself enough time and stopping to be mindful of 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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