Summer 2019 Lessons, Crafts, Activities & Ideas
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Full Sturgeon Moon
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Learn to Crochet
Gardening Time
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Caregiver's Meditation
Summer Beeswax Suns & Story
Bubble Making Verse

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Full Sturgeon Moon
The Full Sturgeon Moon falls on Thursday, August 15th this year and it is the next full moon we will see.

From the Farmer's Almanac:  "The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon."
 Week One, August
Wild Herbs and Flowers, Healing

Week Two, August
The Ladybug, Gentleness

Week Three, August
Starfish and Seahorses, Movement

Week Four, August
The Unicorn, Imagination

Crochet eCourse Trailer - Little Acorn Learning
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Learn to crochet a variety of projects with one hook. Beginners and those who know a bit of crochet welcome. This five week course includes step-by-step directions and inspiration in words, pictures and videos each week. 
We have begun harvesting a lot of the vegetables in our garden. Come see what we are picking and follow us for special giveaways and offers  on Instagram !

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FREE nature inspired lessons, verses, songs, 
recipes and more each month for your teaching 
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  Here at Bamboletta , we pride ourselves on the skill and care taken to create our handmade dolls. Our team of over 30 stay at home moms go to great lengths to ensure the fabrics and materials are of the highest standard, produced locally and with a lot of love. When we create a Bamboletta Doll, we do so with full awareness of what a special companion each handcrafted doll will be in a child's life. They're friends, trusted confidants and faithful travelers alongside a child's imagination and heart.

This is Penny, born and made at Bamboletta Dolls.. She was the prize in a fun Instagram Giveaway over at Little Acorn Learning! Make sure you follow us there for more freebies and inspiration.
Caregiver's Meditation:
Floating

"The child-soul is an ever-bubbling fountain in the world of humanity" ~ Friedrich Froebel 

With each new life, we are given new hope and new opportunity for the human race to evolve and rise. We can float to a new level of consciousness. How we care for our children, what we surround their beings with and where we come from within our own souls  will help guide and shape them toward their own destiny. This work you do is so sacred and so very important for all humankind.
 
This week, as you work with your children, try to be mindful of your own 'weight' in each moment. Are you feeling heavy and burdened? Rushed? Annoyed? Can you shift and let those feelings float away? Can you let your approach and your entire being move toward feeling 'light' and free during each task? This is as much physical as it is emotional.
 
Are you breathing? Are your muscles tense? Have you had enough rest and good healthy food? Exercise? As we pay more attention to our own health and well-being, we will see everything else fall into place around us with more ease.

Your purpose is grand and your time with these children so very precious. Thank you.

Summer Beeswax Suns & A Sun Story Song

Beeswax modeling material is one of my favorite mediums to use when working with children. The process of warming the  beeswax in itself is a beautiful experience in patience and manifesting for the young child. There are so many beautiful ways to use it and endless possibilities on what can be made. I would often guide the children in imitating what I made while singing a song or telling a story. These little suns were made by us when I shared this sweet Sun Story Song with the children in my home program years ago. I hope you find it useful on a summer day when you are looking to keep little hands busy in your care.
Bubble Making Verse

A bubble so airy
May carry a fairy.
Float, float, pretty bubble!
Float gently away.
Blow, blow, blow, you shining bubbles,
Float, float, float, you fairy things,
Filling all the air with rainbows,
Floating on your sunbeam wings.
Look, look, see the lovely colors,
Up, up, in the air they go.
In the shining cage we blow.
Short Morning Talk
July Bubbles
Did you know our Preschool/Kindergarten program offers short morning talks for circle time with the children based on our weekly themes? 

Summer is a wonderful time to blow bubbles. You can do so much with the children with a little water and soap! Here are some circle time discussion questions you can use before having some fun with bubbles:

Have you ever blown bubbles?
Do you like bubble baths?
Soap and water make bubbles.
We can use soap and water to get clean and to clean other things.
What types of things can we clean? (cars, doll, toys, floors, etc.)
What types of animals can you think of that can make bubbles?
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