This was a favorite circle time. I love that Daniel is starting to get involved in circle, and I love that I’m using some of the same songs and rhymes with Daniel and Nicholas that I also was able to use with Michael and Katie Grace. And what is especially sweet is the fact that some of these songs, I sang as a child.
Nicholas especially enjoys being King Winter, although he plays him a little meaner than I would.

Next we have two of the sweetest seed babies ever planted, waiting to be woken up by Mother Earth.

And finally, ringing the bells as the seeds grow up, up, up!

Deep in the cold, cold winter ground,
Seeds are sleeping, safe and sound,
Waiting for the sun to glow,
Then up, up, up, up, up they’ll grow!
This circle time, as well as a host of others, can be found in my Spring Seasons of Joy activity guide.


This week, we broke out the Spring Seasons of Joy!

Spring Candle Lighting Verse
Like the sun that warms the seeds
Sends light to us below,
So we light this candle,
That we may enjoy its glow.

Nicholas’s favorite part is banishing King Winter:
Goodbye, King Winter!
Your rule is no more.
Your ice and snow melted
All over earth’s floor.
Hello, Mother Earth!
Wake your root children all.
The seeds must all grow now
To flowers so tall.


While the big kids had their final dress rehearsal, we decided to dump the formal lessons and take our mini-homeschoolers to the park.

The girls were swinging and singing a song that went like this:

I’m higher than a butterfly.
I’m higher than the sky.
I’m higher than a kite.
I’m soooooo hiiiiiiiigh!!!!!
Thank goodness the DARE cops weren’t around.

And Daniel, God bless him, had ample chance to practice pretty much the only word he says with any consistency.