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Posted by sunshine-dayhome on December 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Today is the last full day before Christmas, and also the day of our Christmas party! I am going to share with you the exciting things we have prepared for the families in the past few weeks. First, and most impressive, we felted soaps for our parents. I was amazed that the children managed to maintain their interest and focus, and sat down to felt these for a full 15 minutes. We snuck in some early literacy by counting down the minutes on the clock, and as we felted we talked about the upcoming holidays.

Trying these at home is simple; wrap a bar of soap (we used Dove) in magic wool, then tightly wrap with a panty hose end. Dip it in hot water, then rub rub rub! Alternate dipping in hot and cold water, and felt for at least 10 minutes. Finish by dipping in cold water, and then letting air dry for 1-2 days. The felt feels nice, almost a washcloth around the soap!

This is what I have made the children for their Christmas gift. We gathered these acorns this summer, and I drilled them and strung them with bells. Each child will have a beautiful and natural melodic necklace to wear home tonight!

I will post next week, to share about our holiday family party and also to reflect back on the year. We will be closed until the beginning of January, but until then, have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!

Categories: Waldorf, Emergent curriculum, Preschooler

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