singingcedars_homeschool. A knight and a lady went riding one day.... We've included this verse

A knight and a lady went riding one day.... We've included this verse as a part of our morning circle for the week. This creation manifested from the bits and pieces collected on our Autumn nature walk today: crab apples, colourful leaves, bark, and flora. They had fun sorting all their treasures before making this beautiful collage. I modelled with the dragon and they did the rest. The girls were most proud of the flower and apple frame! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #morningcircle #knightandlady #September #Autumn #nature #naturewalk #collecting #creariveplay #create #collaboration #colours #leaves #learning #apples #beauty #raisingwisewomen #forestschool #wilding #wildnorth #togethertime #slowingdown #simplethings #imagine #imagination #fun #happy

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singingcedars_homeschool. Our Mabon talking stick! We spent the morning working on this festival

Our Mabon talking stick! We spent the morning working on this festival craft; something I hope to use as we journey into Autumn together. A talking stick is a powerful ans sacred tool. It allows the person holding it to speak uninterrupted while everyone else listens and holds space. We will use it to practice taking turns, focussed listening, and expressive communication. Thank you @emporiumonthesquare for the beautiful clear quartz! It was the perfect stone for our stick. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #DIY #kindergarten #September #talkingstick #Mabon #Autumn #equinox #learning #raisingwisewomen #artsandcrafts #heartandhands #festival #ceremony #listen #observe #kindness #respect #ritual #feathers #gnomes #rainbow #circle #turningofthewheel #love #connection

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singingcedars_homeschool. An Autumn trip to visit Grandpa! We even brought our beloved Hiddles w

An Autumn trip to visit Grandpa! We even brought our beloved Hiddles with us on the journey. We spent our first day singing songs, dancing, and baking together. Then made sure our feathered friends had plenty to eat. I love being able to take schooling & learning wherever we go and share it with our family and friends. It really is walking the beauty way. Fall is my favourite time of year and I'm grateful to be experiencing here is this magical place where monarch butterflies dance on our footsteps. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #September #Autumn #learning #singing #morningcircle #Hiddles #apples #appreciation #gratitude #butterfly #birds #forestfriends #kidsinthekitchen #baking #walkingthebeautyway #raisingwisewomen #waldorf @the_little_oak_learning #the_little_oak_learning #happy #travel #grandpa #slowingdown #simplethings

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singingcedars_homeschool. It has been a wonderfully creative and enchanted week for us. We've go

It has been a wonderfully creative and enchanted week for us. We've gone on nature walks, held ceremony, read stories, played, created, and reflected. Feeling inspired from our stories, the girls used items collected on our walks to make these amazing little nature creatures. Later, we decided to go exploring on our way down to visit the waterfall. After drinking from the falls, the girls wanted to leave something for the water spirits. So we made a humble offering and left a few of the creatures behind. On the way home, they noted the dying plants, fallen leaves, and what still remained. Great chat about the life cycle and seasonal changes followed. It's amazing what can occur from allowing children the freedom to explore Nature and the world around them. It feels good to let them guide the learning and share in the experience. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #nature #naturewalk #waterfall #Novemeber #kindergarten #Autumn #observe #reflection #create #play #playdough #naturecreatures #waldorf #raisingwisewomen #walkingthebeautyway #ceremony #offering #blessing #exploring #learning #lifecycle #seasons #wilding #fun #slowingdown #outbreath #outdoors #freespirits

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singingcedars_homeschool. Back to our island home and it's time zone. We eased ourselves into th

Back to our island home and it's time zone. We eased ourselves into the day with morning circle and our Hiddles story all about mushrooms. Then we headed into the woods to explore and play. After collecting leaves for our nature art we stumbled upon a mushroom kingdom! It was too perfect and I could see the wheels turning as the girls made connections between our story and live mushrooms we discovered. After a short chat, we commenced with our leaf artwork. What a fun day! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #Autumn #October #nature #naturewalk #woods #wilding #art #leaves #learning #mushrooms #Hiddles #outdoors #outbreath #connection #earthaltar #fun #slowingdown #raisingwisewomen

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singingcedars_homeschool. Out and into the woods to collect sticks and explore the changes in na

Out and into the woods to collect sticks and explore the changes in nature. The days are getting shorter and colder, but that never stops these two from diving into the wilderness. I let them lead the way today and we stumbled onto patches of wild mushrooms! It was exciting and led to a search among the leaves for mushrooms of various colours, sizes and shapes. We ended up at a pond for some observation, reflection and splashing around! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #Autumn #October #learning #nature #naturewalk #raisingwisewomen #connection #woods #wilding #forest #forestschool #cycles #seasons #observe #fun #fungi #mushrooms #outbreath #outdoors #freespirits #collecting

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singingcedars_homeschool. When you're at Grandpa's house, you get lots of extra story time. He's

When you're at Grandpa's house, you get lots of extra story time. He's reads to them and they read to him. It's a special time for each of them and so lovely to watch. Cozy Autumn days here! 🍂🍁🌾 #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #October #Autumn #Ontario #storytime #reading #lovetoread #books #learning #cozy #togethertime #slowingdown #raisingwisewomen

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singingcedars_homeschool. We've been preparing for Halloween and Samhain all week. We made creep

We've been preparing for Halloween and Samhain all week. We made creepy crawlers, baked spooky cookies, carved pumpkins, finished sewing our costumes (we are dressing as our beloved Hiddles), and discussed what treats we will leave the Samhain witches. Looking forward to continuing the celebration with carving a Smahain spirit, trick 'o treating and some potion brewing. Lots of fun and learning going on around here! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #the_little_oak_learning #waldorf #baking #kidsinthekitchen #Autumn #October #Samhain #Halloween #turningofthewheel #learning #kindergarten #fun #DIY #sewing #pumpkins #jackolanterns #celebrate #tradition #slowingdown #ceremony #ritual #witch #raisingwisewomen #spider #playtime #create #playdough #finemotorskills

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singingcedars_homeschool. We had an amazing experiemce at a nearby farm with some beautiful poni

We had an amazing experiemce at a nearby farm with some beautiful ponies and horses. The girls got to explore the stables and even did some work sweeping inside. Then they headed to the field to feed and brush the ponies. We learned all about taking care of the horses while receiving some incredible healing from them. It was a truly enchanting experience, one we will all remember. Feeling so much gratitude and love today. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #farm #nature #exploring #horse #pony #gratitude #learning #handson #purposefulwork #outdoors #outbreath #healing #heartandhands #observe #connection #happy #slowingdown #simplicity #raisingwisewomen #earthchildren #empathy #naturewalk #wilding #forestschool

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singingcedars_homeschool. Fun in the mud, foraging, snack by the pond and running through the le

Fun in the mud, foraging, snack by the pond and running through the leaves. A nature walk doesn't get much better than that! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #Autumn #Novemeber #nature #naturewalk #freeplay #exploring #mud #outdoors #outbreath #wilding #forestschool #woods #forage #raisingwisewomen #leaves #happy #learning #spotsittting #waldorf #play

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singingcedars_homeschool. We spent Saturday cutting, drawing and gluing to create our Mabon Door

We spent Saturday cutting, drawing and gluing to create our Mabon Door Blessing for Autumn Equinox. It was a great way for us to come together and share all the things we've harvested this year: adventure, play, learning, exploration, tigers and ghosts! We decorared with leaves, a maize doll and corn to honour the transition into Fall then added notes of gratitude. Looking forward to hanging it tomorrow during our festivities. And the wheel turns again! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #September #Autumn #equinox #Mabon #learning #leaves #fun #togethertime #connection #raisingwisewomen #turningofthewheel #waldorf #gratitude #blessing #artsandcrafts #crafts #finemotorskills #heartandhands #love #happy #DIY #wreath #decorate #slowingdown #inbreath #Saturdayafternoon

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singingcedars_homeschool. Sewing up some corn for our Mabon door blessing! We will spend our nex

Sewing up some corn for our Mabon door blessing! We will spend our next kindergarten block learning about Autumn Equinox, Persephone & Demeter, pomegranates and apples. Really looking forward to bringing some ritual and ceremony into the fold again with the girls. It's been too long! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschoolmom #sewing #handmade #equinox #Autumn #pagan #homeschool #turningofthewheel #corn #DIY #raisingwisewomen #goddess #ceremony #ritual #connection #kindergarten #September #threadandneedle #Mabon #yellow #seamstress #seasons #cycles #finemotorskills #waldorf #seasonalgarden

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singingcedars_homeschool. Our October sand painting! We collected fallen leaves, apples, pears a

Our October sand painting! We collected fallen leaves, apples, pears and twigs on our nature walk then used them to create this in Grandpa's yard. It is amazing to see all the colours come together in this Autumn collaboration. Such fun! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #October #Autumn #nature #naturewalk #wilding #collecting #leaves #colours #sandpainting #earthaltar #raisingwisewomen #connection #create #imagination #forestschool #shamanism #seasons #cycles #slowingdown #togethertime

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singingcedars_homeschool. Our first Kindergarten field trip! With Autum just around the corner,

Our first Kindergarten field trip! With Autum just around the corner, we headed out to an amazing local organic farm to explore and learn about growing and harvesting. We walked through fields of root vegetables, leafy greens, corn, & edible flowrrs, picking and eating as we went. Then we travelled through warm greenhouses learning about seeds, tomatoes, melons and herbs. The girls were filled with excitement and wonder in every patch. They harvested using all their senses: red currants, crunchy cauliflower, lemon sage, and juicy gooseberries. Big connections made today. What a truly exquisite adventure! Feeling so grateful. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #September #harvest #farm #organic #learning #nature #naturewalk #raisingwisewomen #connection #fieldtrip #gratitude #vegetables #local #happy #fun #slowingdown #simplicity #garden #waldorf

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singingcedars_homeschool. Lantern making and sunset walk. As the days grow shorter, we've been c

Lantern making and sunset walk. As the days grow shorter, we've been creating and nurturing light inside: lighting candles, cooking soup, and drinking tea. It seemed appropriate to make Autumn lanterns to carry some light into the darkening days. It took us a few days to cut all the paper, make the lanterns and let them dry but it was worth the time. We finally had the perfect evening to take them on a sunset walk. The girls sang lantern songs along the way and we're stunned by the beauty of the falling sun. What a great way to finish our week. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #Autumn #lanterns #learning #waldorf #sunset #nature #naturewalk #artsandcrafts #heartandhands #lightanddark #turningofthewheel #fun #DIY #creative #imagination #waldorf #songs #raisingwisewomen #connection #beauty #wilding

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singingcedars_homeschool. October nature walk through the Wye Marsh today. So much abundance of

October nature walk through the Wye Marsh today. So much abundance of beauty and wonder here along the wetland: owls, frogs, dragonflies, high cranberry bushes, elderberries, and English purple asters. The magnificence danced all around us in the song of the wind through the reeds to the whisper of the lily pads. The girls lead us in a magical exploration pointing out different flowers, insects and colours. We were all filled with a lot of gratitude after this nature experience. Together time well spent! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #October #Autumn #marsh #wyemarsh #Ontario #learning #dragonfly #wonder #magic #exploring #nature #naturewalk #observe #connection #gratitude #togethertime #slowingdown #simplicity #wilding #wetland #owl #frog #flowers #wildfood #listen #songs #raisingwisewomen

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singingcedars_homeschool. Celebrating the first day of Autumn! We strung necklaces from blue & r

Celebrating the first day of Autumn! We strung necklaces from blue & red native American corn, pressed leaves, hung out Mabon door blessing, set the table then prepared a feast of butternut squash apple soup and Seneca bread. After supper, the girls set up for story time and each told their own version of Persephone and Demeter. It was amazing to see how much they have learned and absorbed this week. So much gratitude: eating, sharing, creating, loving. Lots of joy here today! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #September #Autumn #equinox #finemotorskills #artsandcrafts #learning #leaves #corn #needlework #heartandhands #waldorf #celebrate #tradition #family #decorate #joy #gratitude #togethertime #storytelling #kidsinthekitchen #crafts #harvest #slowingdown #festive #turningofthewheel #raisingwisewomen

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singingcedars_homeschool. More exploration with thread and needle today. I was working on our do

More exploration with thread and needle today. I was working on our doll while the girls practiced sewing yarn and buttons onto fabric. So amazing what little hands can do when given the freedom and opportunity create. My 3 year old managed to sew on a button all on her own without guidance! They will soon be making their own dolls. So magical! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #sewing #learning #exploring #August #Summer #heartandhands #finemotorskills #threadandneedle #create #imagine #fabric #fun #homemaker #raisingwisewomen #seamstress #kindergarten #slowingdown

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singingcedars_homeschool. Learning about Autumn Equinox (Mabon) this week with the story of Deme

Learning about Autumn Equinox (Mabon) this week with the story of Demeter and Persophone. After the story we worked with play dough. I modelled, making a pomegranate and Demeter then my oldest created Persephone. So proud of her! It's wonderful to see her taking it all in and creating from that place of wonder. We finished off our day making Spicy Mabon Apple bread. Another great day in living kindergarten! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #Autumn #kindergarten #September #Mabon #equinox #storytelling #storytime #learning #pagan #raisingwisewomen #celebrate #create #heartandhands #playdough #play #waldorf #pomegranate #finemotorskills #baking #connection #happy #slowingdown #simplicity #goddess #seasons #hades #imagine

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singingcedars_homeschool. Our September sand painting! We headed out into the woods to collect f

Our September sand painting! We headed out into the woods to collect flowers, stones, leaves and sticks to create this. We made offerings of golden berries and a quail egg to give thanks for all the blessings we've harvested this year. It was a great way to begin our learning journey into Autumn Equinox. So looking forward to exploring and celebrating Mabon with the girls this week. #singingcedarshomeschool #kindergarten #September #Autumn #homeschool #nature #naturewalk #sandpainting #shamanism #raisingwisewomen #learning #flowers #woods #wilding #Mabon #equinox #pagan #waldorf #outbreath #outdoors #create #connection #gratitude #blessing #ceremony #ritual #singing #grandmothermoon #artsandcrafts

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singingcedars_homeschool. First day of Kindergarten! We are easing our way back into a rhythm an

First day of Kindergarten! We are easing our way back into a rhythm and began the day with a morning circle of songs, rhymes, mindful breathing and finger games. Then we spent the day baking bread and exploring the changes in nature. We collected some lupin seeds and fallen leaves, skipped stones and put our toes in for a dip. Then we were greeted by three frogs at the pond and a beautiful butterfly on our way home. What an amazing welcoming from our forest friends. Lots of smiles today! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #slowingdown #nature #naturewalk #frog #butterfly #bread #breadmaking #raisingwisewomen #forestschool #woods #wilding #kidsinthekitchen #morningcircle #waldorf #waldorfinspired #forestfriends #pond #simplicity #slowingdown #outdoors #outbreath #connection #rhythm #September #learning

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singingcedars_homeschool. Weekends are for adventure, resting and recharging. Slow to rise but a

Weekends are for adventure, resting and recharging. Slow to rise but always eager to greet the day, we headed out for a late afternoon hike around one of our favourite ponds. I'm learning that the 'schooling' never ends, especially here in the richness of the outdoors. The girls searched for fairy holes, investigated bushes and trees, then communed with their woodland friends: ducks, songbirds, squirrels and jays. There was a true beauty and prayerfulness that unfolded here for us and it was all led by them. Children exist in natural wonder and curiosity. They are in tune and deeply connected to the world around them. My girls hear animals and plants speak to them. They pet rocks and lick bark. They sit in mud and dance in puddles. It's sensory experience. It's remembering and connecting to something sacred. It's walking the beauty way: listening, loving, giving and receiving. I'm so grateful to be here, observing them. Learning from them. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #weekend #Autumn #October #nature #naturewalk #woods #wilding #forestfriends #forestschool #raisingwisewomen #connection #prayerfulness #communion #walkingthebeautyway #observe #ducks #squirrel #learning #grateful #sacred #waldorf #seasons #exploring #investigate #slowingdown #outdoors #outbreath

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singingcedars_homeschool. Another beautiful Autumn nature walk here in homeschool. We we're led

Another beautiful Autumn nature walk here in homeschool. We we're led on a journey to the Mighty Oak Tree and it was well worth it. This is the very first oak I've seen here on the island and it was spectacular! The girls were thrilled. We admired it's leaves and rubbed our hands through dirt sprinkled with acorns. We also spied fungi, flowers and all the reds and golds of Fall. What an adventure! Our spirits were lifted and we brought a lot of joy home. Nature truly is the best medicine and teacher. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #nature #naturewalk #woods #learning #connection #grateful #Autumn #October #kindergarten #forest #forestschool #oak #tree #mushrooms #fungi #flowers #motherearth #waldorf #wilding #raisingwisewomen #earthchildren #slowingdown #observe #seasons #cycles #appreciation

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singingcedars_homeschool. Collecting, studying and creating with leaves this afternoon. There is

Collecting, studying and creating with leaves this afternoon. There is such a vast array of natural colour here that gathering fallen leaves is an intuitive act. After collecting as many different shapes and shades as we could, we study them then used them to make these fantastic etchings. The girls were thrilled to see the tracing pop through. Autumn surprises all around the table. When we finished, we turned the coloured paper into cards. Perfect Thanksgiving gifts to be shared next weekend. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #October #Autumn #waldorf #colours #collecting #nature #naturewalk #leaves #leafstudy #artsandcrafts #heartandhands #exploring #experimenting #create #crayons #imagination #learning #fun #thankful #raisingwisewomen #DIY #slowingdown #simple

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singingcedars_homeschool. Our August sand painting! Honouring fireweed, the full moon and the mo

Our August sand painting! Honouring fireweed, the full moon and the month of Leo with this nature creation. The girls collected the sticks, flowers, rocks and leaves then blew their wishes into the stones before placing them into the painting. Then it was off exploring and discovering. We saw a bunch of Admirals butterflies and some bumblebees busy at work. Then it was off to the pond to cast pebbles and enjoy the quiet. What a fantastic Summer day! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #Summer #August #nature #naturewalk #outdoors #outbreath #raisingwisewomen #sandpainting #shamanism #fullmoon #collecting #flowers #exploring #discover #learning #butterfly #bees #connection #mindfulness #happy #slowingdown #simplicity #create #imagination

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singingcedars_homeschool. All about webs! Our lastest story is all about a spider trying to find

All about webs! Our lastest story is all about a spider trying to find the perfect spot to build her web, so it was fitting that we did some handwork creating a few webs of our own this week. We used yarn and the sticks we collected from our walk to weave them. Then we explored the different shapes of webs in our drawing lesson. With Halloween and Samhain right around the corner, this theme couldn't be more perfect. Looking forward to seeing what spooky things unfold next week! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #Autumn #October #Samhain #Halloween #spider #web #handwork #heartandhands #finemotorskills #drawing #waldorf #fun #the_little_oak_learning #Hiddles #storytime #learning #connection #turningofthewheel #raisingwisewomen #theme #nature #naturebundle #naturewalk #natureanatomy

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singingcedars_homeschool. Our Autumn handwork project is finally complete! It was a true labour

Our Autumn handwork project is finally complete! It was a true labour of love, learning, patience and all things new. We made our own patterns for the swords, shields, and tunics. Then Grandpa guided us in the wood working. From the measuring and tracing to the cutting, gluing and sanding, the girls were there with both hands in. After, they each created an emblem for their Warrior Goddess tunic and I sewed them together. We put it all together today and the girls couldn't have been more pleased. Looking forward to all the dress up and pretend play that is bound to happen this Winter. Happy hearts all around. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #homemade #kindergarten #Autumn #woodworking #handwork #sewing #heartandhands #DIY #waldorf #pretendplay #dressup #warrior #goddess #raisingwisewomen #moon #pattern #seamstress #Novemeber #learning #fun #inbreath #patience #knight #happy #slowingdown #grandpa

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singingcedars_homeschool. Mabon Dream Pillows! (a scented pillow to be placed under the sleeping

Mabon Dream Pillows! (a scented pillow to be placed under the sleeping pillow for a soothing rest) We spent our morning learning how to thread the sewing machine, stitching the pillow squares together, grinding herbs and stuffing the pillows. It was the first time the girls used the sewing machine (with my help). They guided the fabric through and put the presser foot up and down as we turned the corners. Then they picked the herbs for their pillows: rosemary, organic rose petals, mugwart, hops & some of our own dried flowers and ground them. The final touch was a sacred stone they put into each pillow. They are excited to use them. Sweet dreaming tonight! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #learning #raisingwisewomen #dream #pillow #herbs #rose #mugwart #organic #learning #kindergarten #Mabon #September #Autumn #equinox #turningofthewheel #sensoryplay #aroma #heartandhands #artsandcrafts #sewing #waldorf #DIY #earthchildren #flowers #nature #medicine #handmade

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singingcedars_homeschool. A rainy day had us indoors husking corn together. Seeing all the loose

A rainy day had us indoors husking corn together. Seeing all the loose husks lying in the ground inspired us to create these Maize dollies. The girls were enchanted by them immediately! Lots of fun to be had with these amazing simple natural dolls. I love seeing how engaging purposeful work together can transform into art. #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #September #waldorf #natural #nature #corn #corndoll #maize #create #creativeplay #imagination #fun #learning #fairy #joy #simple #slowingdown #raisingwisewomen #earthchildren #inspired #happy #DIY #handmade #harvest

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singingcedars_homeschool. Autumn days are growing colder so we decided to make some nibbles for

Autumn days are growing colder so we decided to make some nibbles for our forest friends. The girls really enjoyed every aspect of this: from spreading the nut butter to finding branches to hang them on during our nature walk. After we spent some time exploring the changes in the woods - fallen leaves, browning grass, rotting logs. We even discovered one single flower still holding on to her petals. Really taking in the last of this golden Fall! #singingcedarshomeschool #homeschool #kindergarten #waldorf #Autumn #November #seasons #cycles #learning #forestfriends #woods #wilding #nature #naturewalk #raisingwisewomen #observe #exploring #discover #connection #outdoors #outbreath #birds #DIY #slowingdown

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