Why the Tree of Life?

12.10.2007

Adventure Circle

Update: K has been balking at doing "Frogs", and yesterday he kept saying he wanted to visit the fairies (something from another circle), so I added fairies in and he happily did "Frogs". See below for revised version.

It has been really nice to be feeling well enough to get back to our normal rhythm. The boys are much more settled throughout the day. It was such an amazing difference to see. Both boys were fussier and clingier and otherwise uncoorperative the first couple of weeks we were on our own again and trying to figure out where we left off.

One of the things I think the boys had really been missing were our (mostly) daily walks around the block and adventure circle right after. I finally updated our circle, and it has been nice to get back to it.

Here's what this six weeks looks like:

We come in from our walk, and I hum, "Come Follow", while we take off shoes and hang up coats. Then we start singing "Come Follow" three times while skipping around the room. Then we stop, and I say, 'It was early in the morning (while we stretch our arms up like we're waking up), and we decided to go explore the forest with the fairies. Then we sing "Wake Up". Then I say, 'Let's ride our pony out to the middle of the forest.' We walk over to the playstands and look in at our 'pony'. 'Oh,' I say, 'what's wrong? It looks like she needs new shoes.' Then we do "My Little Pony". 'Come on, let's get on our ponies,' we say, and we gallop throughout the house riding to the middle of the forest. Then we feel the wind picking up, and it blows harder and harder until it blows us off our ponies and we do "Winds". Then we land on the forest floor. 'Look! The fairies found us.' Then we see frogs all around us. 'The fairies want us to ride the frogs with them. They ride them like horses. But we're too big. Sigh. Wait! They're sprinkling us with fairy dust [sprinkle all three of us, D runs away], and we are getting smaller and smaller until we are fairy size! Now we can ride the frogs.' And we do "Frogs", and then we notice the squirrels and do "Squirrels" as if we are riding them, too. Finally, we have been in the forest so long that it is starting to get dark, but we don't have our pony and we are so small. But the fairies sprinkle us with fairy dust again until we're bigger. Also, our pony has already made it safely home without us. How do we get home? The fairies magick us back. And we end with "Owls". And on to our Enki storytime. (Which was "The Turnip" last week *and this week because the boys aren't ready to move on, which is good because I hadn't picked anything else out yet).

1 comment:

  1. This is a gem of a post! Thanks for the inspiration, I think I'm going to make some changes to our formal circle to bring in more adventure!

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