Winter Solstice Celebration

We gathered at school this evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice with a traditional spiral walk to welcome the return of the sun and longer days ahead. The week before the children made lanterns out of watercolor paintings they had made using warm colors of reds and golds. They also decorated the classroom with seasonal foliage and created a table center piece with weekly offerings for the Stone Kingdom, Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and the Human Kingdom. Tonight we brought offerings for a potluck dinner which was enjoyed after the walk. If you are interested in learning more about spiral walks and other Waldorf inspired Advent traditions, you can read about them here.









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We ushered in autumn at Luther Ridge with fellow Waldorf community members.  There were crafts available (wet felted comets and fairy looms), apple cider pressing, a puppet show and a circle dance to tame the dragon.  And Mother Nature’s concert of thunder and rain to play in harmony with the battle.  When the rain passed, the children enjoyed the puddles to the fullest.  Thanks to the friends who gave so much to bring a beautiful, magical celebration to us.  Blessings to all!