This week we started using scents of the day during circle time and we just love the addition or incense to our ritual. It really does a lot to set the mood for our lesson or activity and makes the room smell magical and peaceful. We light it with our candles at the beginning of circle time, and put it out after blowing out the candles.
Monday: Night Blooming Jasmine
Tuesday: Cinnamon and Clove
Thursday: Magical Copal
Friday: Joyous Rose
For organization reasons, I decided to sew up a little fabric wall display for our incense sticks. Each scent has it's own pocket and is individually labeled.
|Rainbow Girl setting up the weather and daily gnome|
Sugar Bear chose to celebrate by painting a birdhouse. Sounded legit to me.
They are so proud of their candles for circle time. Every time, Rainbow Girl asks me to take a picture of the set up and her and Sugar Bear blowing out their candles. Also, I must say, these candles have lasted amazingly well over the course of the year. We'e lit them 3-4 times a week since September for the length of our circle time and we have just started to make a dent in them! Hooray for beeswax!
While the kids worked on their activities, I made these super adorable wrap scrap teether "bunnies" for a Nursery Toys swap. I wrote a separate bloggy if you're interested in making them.
|Rainbow Girl made tiny fairy pants out of a scrap from the wrap pieces.|
This week, I was really an over achiever on completing my items for craft swaps. (Mostly very far in advance too.) It felt pretty good to be ahead of the game.
On Thursday, I made these adorable Maypoles for a May Day swap. I wrote about them here.