I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it, but the Spring issue of Seasons of Joy is one of my absolute favorites. I wrote it when I was pregnant with Daniel, and was so full of love and hope of new birth that my joy overflowed into the pages.
You can get lots of hints and clues about Spring Seasons of Joy here. Flower Fairy Circle Time is a magical experience, and there are lots of ideas for crafts and handwork to grace your Spring Nature Table.
There are lots of gentle early childhood guidebooks and curricula out there. And as I’ve said before, you really don’t need any of it. If you have a lap, some love, and maybe a library card and an internet connection, you’re set. But if you do, Seasons of Joy can help guide you and your little ones through your spring days.
Some other things Spring Seasons of Joy has to offer includes:
Five spring circles, including a gathering verse, a candle-lighting verse, and two close of circle verses. Each circle is full of songs, verses, movement rhymes, and more, and the themes are Winter Goodbye, Dig a Little Earth, Flowers and Flower Fairies, Raindrops, and Animals All Around.
Five fairy tales and stories with extension activities: The Three Bears, The Little Brown Seed, The Spring Beauty, The Tortoise and The Hare, and The Hut in the Forest. The stories come with a variety of activities, including crafts, original and traditional songs and verses, recipes, and more.
Ten additional finger plays and verses centered around the theme of spring.
Ten watercolor and painting stories and projects as well as step-by-step directions and a painting verse.
Ten handwork activities as well as two original verses to get you started. Many flower fairy, butterfly, and garden handwork activities are included.
An original verse and ten modeling activities that are perfect for spring.
Another original verse to set the mood and then ten spring coloring activities.
Ten activities for playtime, including wind, sandbox, bubbles, gardening and other outside activities and lots of fairy fun. There’s also rainy day fun and spring cleaning for when you’re stuck inside.
Ten spring nature table ideas, including root children, a spring grass play silk, fleece nest and eggs, and spring fairies.
Ten cooking and baking projects, including a delicious sunshine cake, edible nests, fairy cakes, and springtime sprouting.
Ten things to do with and for babies, such as a rainbow fairy mobile, bouncing rhymes, spring lullabies, and a flower hat.
Ten outings or group activities– visit a duck pond, make mud pies, have a teeny tiny fairy tea, or have a wildflower day.
In addition, there are rhymes and verses for your daily routines and a list of resources.
If you’re looking for something to give shape and rhythms to your days, be sure to check out Spring Seasons of Joy!