School buildings may be closed, but May Day is alive and well throughout North America in our Waldorf School communities. Here are just some of the wonderful ways our Waldorf schools have been celebrating with their families to honor the start to the month of May!
The Cedarwood Waldorf School offers many May Day activities including a finger knit flower crown tutorial with versions suitable for younger and older students. And for older students who would enjoy a more involved art project, they offer this tutorial for beautiful paper window flowers.
The Westside Waldorf School has shared Miss Brenna Johnston-Kosher’s tutorial for paper flower crowns for those who cannot find flowers or would prefer to save them for the bees and don’t forget to make May Day Baskets with easy instructions shared here.
The Pasadena Waldorf School not only has great tutorials on making May Fair flower baskets and crowns, but also a series of other amazing celebration ideas including gratitude flags, morning glory ribbons, and singing along to some simple songs of spring.
Speaking of song, children are encouraged to dance along to this instrumental duet by longtime parents from the Waldorf School of Lexington. And while we’re singing and dancing, sing along in a round with Spring Garden Waldorf School teacher, Caty Petersilge, seen here singing a popular springtime German Folksong in the round.
Ms. Petersilge has also shared a story for little ones -- How West Wind Helped Dandelion and younger children will also love this Charlottesville Waldorf School May Day Garden Puppet Play written and performed by early childhood teacher, Lise Stoessel.
Finally, we must mention the City of Lakes Waldorf School, which offers a special treat for all this May Day -- watching artist and teacher, Soni Albright, create a May Day chalk drawing in an inspiring quick time video on Facebook.
Happy May Day all! Rejoice for Spring is here!
Photo Credit: City of Lakes Waldorf School
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