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.


  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 - - Merry Christmas,
    Beth =-)

  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

  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!


  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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