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Beltane

May 1




Juice of Love Goodbye Winter Song

Set up a Maypole with a ribbon for each member of the family.
Walk the perimeter of your property with your children. Pick up litter and make sure everything is in order.
If you plan ahead, at Halloween you can purchase Faery wings for your child to wear at the local discount store for around $4.00.
Make flower pictures with cup cake papers. Have your child glue them down on paper and paint, color, or draw the stems.
When I was a very small girl in New England, we decorated our bikes, tricycles, and scoooters with crepe paper and had a parade.
Watch Disney's Robin Hood with your child. Then make cardboard swords with your child and pretend to have a sword fight. You can make a newspaper hat, paint it green, and stick a feather in it to look like Robin Hood.
Let your child dress up like the May Queen. Make a pointed hat with a large piece of paper rolled, and tape crepe paper streamer from the top. Decorate with crayons, stickers, and glitter.
For younger children, read "Rabbit's Good News" by Ruth Lercher Bornstein.
For older children, read, "How Babies are Made" by Andy & Steven Schepp.
Beltane Song
Good Bye Winter,
Good bye Winter,
Good bye Winter,
Good bye Winter,
We wish you'd leave us now.
(replace the following words for "Winter:" snow, slush, snowsuits, cold wind, and any thing else the children come up with.)
Come back Springtime,
Come back Springtime,
Come back Springtime,
We wish you'd come today.
(replace the following words for "Springtime:" green grass, flowers, birds, and any thing else the children come up with.)
Juice of Love
1 package of frozen strawberries (with the juice, 2 cups of either pineapple juice or orange juice, 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk, 8 ice cubes, 2 teaspoons sugar. Put all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until '"smoothie" texture. Serve immediately.
Beltane Baskets
1. Start with a white paper cup. Have the children stick flower stickers all over the outside. Make a pipecleaner handle. Fill with tiny Spring flowers. 2. Start with a large circle of paper. Let the children paint or color it. Roll into a cone shape. Staple into place. Staple on a paper handle. Fill with flowers. 3. Start with a margerine or whipped topping tub. Cover with construction paper. Paint or color construction paper, or cover with stickers. Tape on a stiff paper handle. Fill with flowers.
Read The Girl Who Reached for the Stars
Click here for a Maypole coloring page.

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