These lovely water lilies really open up and seem to bloom in water! This is by far one of our favorite homeschool lessons.
Making the lilies was simple. Using the book All Year Round for inspiration, I cut out the leaf and water lily shapes. Without telling the kids what we were doing, I gave them each a flower and we colored them with crayons. I told them to color the flower anyway they liked, but to leave the back blank.
Making Waldorf dolls is very rewarding. It takes a little getting use to, but it is a very forgiving art.
Find more doll ideas at our Butterfly Doll post
Have a lovely day!
Working on next year’s curriculum, I was distracted by an epic Pirate battle taking place in our living room.
Now that the Summer heat has reached her full intensity, the kids are forced to play indoors during the afternoon. It’s a good thing we have so many lovely friends living in our building. Our house is almost always full of children at play!
My mother use to say this verse to us the night before our birthdays. I’ll never forget the feeling I got calling her up to ask how it went, so that I could share it with my own daughter.
Now the kids anticipate it and often remind me of how many kisses they will get on their birthdays for a few days in advance.
When I have said my evening prayer,
And my clothes are folded on the chair,
And mother switches off the light,
I’ll still be ** years old tonight.
But from the very break of day,
Before the children rise and play,
Before the darkness turns to gold,
Tomorrow, I’ll be ** years old.
** kisses when I wake,
** candles on my cake.