Category Archives: Holidays

A Waldorf National Day Celebration

The ideas below can be used for any national celebration in any country. We used the Fourth of July in America as our example. In today’s world of amusement parks, sugar-filled treats, electric grills and commercialism where does one go for a, earthy, non-electric, Waldorf 4th of July or any Independence Day celebration for...
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Celebrate Earth Day with Worms!

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to honor the creatures who move the earth under us and are the caretakers of all things that grow in the earth? I have a tradition that we always have a difficult book that we read together as a family. The last...
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Time to Start Those Finger-Knit Valentine’s Flowers!

It’s that time of year! It is time to start making your flowers. This is a great way to use a lot of random finger-knitting strands that you have accumulated over the year. It is also a unique and fun way to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” to friends. You can...
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Easy Last Minute Gift for Kids to Make

Native American Medicine Pouch (With Instructions for Filling Too) Note: If you like this idea consider checking out our E-book “Natural Crafts that Kids Can Make”  A friend of mine gave one of these to my daughter when she was little and I was so touched I have been making...
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A Winter Nature Story for Everyone

This is a wonderful secular seasonal story because it teaches the values of giving and kindness without talking about any particular holiday. Additonally, it can be told in countries where there are not fir trees because other kinds of trees are mentioned in the story as well and all children...
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Need Help Digesting the Holidays?

The holiday season is probably one of the biggest enemies of the digestive system I have ever experienced. However, no matter what mistakes you make during holiday event  there are remedies to help your digestive system survive the season! There are so many websites that tell you about how “this or...
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A Poem for Gift Giving

I wrote this poem when I was knitting some gifts for friends one year. You can modify it for the craft or gift you are giving but please do not copy it to other lists or BLOGS without mentioning Kristie Burns and www.BEarthBlog.com. Thank you! Something Made Just For You by...
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Advent Ribbon Craft & Cookie Tradition

This year Pagan Advent (the four Sundays before Winter Solstice on December 21st) and Christian Advent (the four Sundays before Christmas) coincide with both beginning on November 30. So, starting November 30, there are 4 Sundays until the winter solstice, or the end of advent, this makes 22 days until...
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The Wintergarten Spiral Walk

As children place their lanterns on the spiral the spiral is lit Everyone sings When the child arrives at the end of the spiral I light their lantern Planning an event for the community can seem daunting but with a little creativity it can be easy and simple. We hold our Wintergarten...
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What is an “Open Table”?

Today I took a look back in time. What were we doing on Thanksgiving five years ago? And how have things changed since then? What I discovered surprised me. Looking back I can see how what we did was very healing to our family as well as others and contributed...
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Michaelmas Inspirations

If you are celebrating Michaelmas with children you may enjoy some of these inspirations from our classroom albums. The following ideas are from our classrooms and Earthschooling member classrooms. Michaelmas is celebrated on September 29. Our featured picture this week is of two puppets. One is a dragon and one...
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Sir Winter: The Phlegmatic Temperament

“Sir Winter”, The Phlegmatic Temperament By Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND, Ph.D. This was originally published in the ROTH Online Magazine. However, since the link is no longer available online we are re-publishing here until the link becomes available again. Like a down comforter the winter snow covers and protects...
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Easter Snakes

One of the ways we are celebrating spring is by doing a unit study on birth and the animal kingdom in general. We visited a goat farm last weekend and learned a lot about caring for baby goats. This week we visited the Iowa Reptile Rescue and cuddled with snakes...
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Spring “Egg” Hunt

As a healer I always try to find that “perfect herb” that fits the needs of my client’s emotions, my clients physical body and my client’s spirit. As a teacher I am always trying to find that “perfect task” or “perfect lesson” that fits the needs of the day, the...
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Easter Surprise!

Before Sofi “decorated”….. Sofi at work…. After Sofi decorated the “eggs”… When the kids woke up Easter morning they found a picture of a spring chick with some plain eggs on the chalkboard. Their job was to decorate the eggs! Just a little “twist” on the tradition of decorating eggs...
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