Smiling like Sunshine: Celebrate the Winter Solstice:Handprint Sun Craft

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Celebrate the Winter Solstice:Handprint Sun Craft

We talked about the winter solstice with Defne last week. Here in England, days are really short during December. It gets dark around 4 o'clock,even earlier if it is a rainy or cloudy day.

I explained Defne that days are shorter in winter. She can recall that days are longer and sunnier during the summer months. I told her that after the 21st of December, the days will start to get longer and soon spring will be here. To celebrate the solstice, Defne made a lovely handprint sun.


4 comments :

  1. Cute hand art & love that you took the opportunity to do some teaching =-) I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - Merry Christmas,
    Beth =-)

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  2. Love that handprint idea - we are in summer here in Sydney Australia, even though raining a lot. So will use this idea in my groups in February when we start back, Cheers, Ps love your blog title from your newest Networker

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  3. Lovely to get some sunshine in the middle of winter. Great idea and lovely sun!!! Very bright and uplifting!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  4. This is a great idea for teaching about the solstice. I love how easy it is to make with little ones. Thanks for sharing at AfterSchool.

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