Holidays and Festivals

Santa Lucia Felt Crown | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Last year, we made a felt Santa Lucia crown for Sola to wear on Santa Lucia Day, but I never posted about it. It was really easy to make and has held up all year, so I thought I would share the pattern and directions with you. To make this crown you need: Felt in […]

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How to Make Christmas Pomanders | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Christmas pomanders are an easy decoration to make that produce a lovely and subtle scent, which can be enjoyed long after Christmas is over. We have made pomanders with lemons and oranges. We found that the oranges produce a spicy scent, while lemons give off a lighter lemony scent. Pomanders are so easy to make, […]

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Holidays and Festivals for 2015-16 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

With the school year quickly approaching, it’s time to be thinking about scheduling for the year, including fitting in any holidays and festivals for 2015-16 that you plan to celebrate. Here are the dates for this year’s holidays and festivals: September 7 – Labor Day 11 – Patriot Day 22 – Yom Kippur (starts at […]

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A large part of Waldorf or seasonally inspired education revolves around the rhythms, seasons, festivals, and holidays of the year. I find it much easier to plan out our school year, if I start first with writing down all festival dates before I plan anything else. Last year, I shared a list of the Waldorf […]

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A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I should start to plan out Sola’s “lessons” for this year, rather than go with the “fly by the seat of my pants” approach that I have used with her thus far. In doing so, I first wanted to write down all of the festival/holiday dates for […]

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