Prizes for The FAIRY GARDEN CONTEST : 2016

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

 

WOW!

 

Here are the Prizes for the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest.

(click here to see the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest. The contest is open for entries through August 5, 2016)

Am I excited to share this news with you!

The Fairy Garden Contest PRIZES this year are utterly AWESOME.

The Magic Onions has teamed up with Garden Sparkle and FairyGardens.com to bring you the most amazing line-up of magical prizes.

 

First Prize : $100 Gift Card from Garden Sparkle

2nd Prize : $50 Gift Certificate to FairyGardens.com

3rd Prize : $25 Gift Certificate to The Magic Onions Shop

4th Prize : $25 Gift Certificate to Fairy Gardens.com

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

 

First Prize

First Prize comes from an enchanting fairy garden shop, Garden Sparkle.

$100 Gift Cart to spend as you wish.

You must browse through Garden Sparkles’ magical fairy garden goodies :: creating beautiful Fairy Gardens to inspire and nourish the imaginations of all. Garden Sparkle; nurturing the heart and creating precious memories.

Oh my… there are so many magical treasures to choose from.

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

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Second Prize

Second Prize comes from FairyGardens.com, bringing your fairy garden enchanting little details.

$50 Gift Cart to spend as you wish.

FairyGardens.com has the most delightful DIY fairy garden accessories kits to set you and your little fairy gardeners on the path to making magical fairy gardens.

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

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Third Prize

Third Prize comes from The Magic Onions Shop : where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a special gift.

$25 Gift Cart to spend as you wish.

The Magic Onions Shop if filled with handmade treasures for your natural home. There are lots of goodies for fairy gardens and crafting too.

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4th Prize

4th Prize comes from FairyGardens.com, bringing your fairy garden enchanting little details.

$25 Gift Cart to spend as you wish.

FairyGardens.com has the most delightful DIY fairy garden accessories kits to set you and your little fairy gardeners on the path to making magical fairy gardens.

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So, now that I have you CRAZY excited, head on over to FairyGardens.com and enter your fairy garden.  The contest is open for entries through August 5th, 2016.

There are many ways to enter and all the contest information is on the entry page.

Please note that shipping costs form part of the gifts.

Share with your friends and family… let’s make this the biggest contest yet!

 

Enter the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest from The Magic Onions at www.FairyGardens.com

 

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AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

 

Happy fairy gardening

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses for The Grades

It is customary to say a morning verse at the start of each day in Waldorf schools, in kindergarten and in the grades.

One of the reasons why Waldorf education is so successful in educating kids who excel, is that teaching methods meet students where they are developmentally, in a deep and authentic way. The synergy of Waldorf teaching methods and brain development is discussed fully in this great article by Dr Reggie Melrose ::  ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective‘.

The morning verses for kindergarten children are sweet and often require gentle movement and song and set the happy tone for the day. They help young children transition easily from unstructured play to the more structured activities in the classroom. Here are some of my favorite Waldorf morning circle verses for Kindergarten children.

In the Grades, the morning verse is used help students set their intentions for the day (and their future). This verse brings the class together in unity, in strong meaningful words and affirmations that help to build strong characters and caring individuals.

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses for The Grades

 

Waldorf Morning Verses for the Grades : Brave and true I will be, each good deed sets me free

 

 BRAVE AND TRUE I WILL BE

Brave and true will I be,
Each good deed sets me free,
Each kind word makes me strong.
I will fight for the right! 
I will conquer the wrong!

 

Waldorf Morning Verses for the Grades : We are truthful and helpful

 

WE ARE TRUTHFUL

We are truthful and helpful
And loving in trust
For our heart’s inner sun
Glows brightly in us.
We will open our hearts
To the sunbeams so bright
And we’ll fill all the world
With our heart’s inner light.

 

Waldorf Morning Verses for the Grades : I stand erect between earth and sky

 

I STAND ERECT BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY
I stand erect between earth and sky
The center of the world am I
My right hand points to the cold north star
My left hand points to where the hot lands are
Behind my back is the rising sun
In front of me is where day is done
North, south, east and west
Where I am is the best.
A morning verse is sure to be the start of a very happy day. We should all set our intentions at the start of each day like Waldorf students do.

If you have a favorite Waldorf verses, I’d love to hear them in the comments.

If you’ve enjoyed these verses, I have also written an article that shares our favorite Waldorf mealtime blessing verses  and favorite Waldorf Morning Circle verses for Kindergarten that I think you’ll love.

And, if you are after more Waldorf articles that showcase everyday family life, please have a look at the Discovering Waldorf Education archives.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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New Fairy Garden Kits

I’ve had the most wonderfully creative weekend designing new DIY fairy garden kits for the shop.

It’s my most favorite work activity of all – designing new enchantments. I get to play with flower fairies and magical miniature things all day long. And my camera, of course, which I love.

The kids join in from time to time with suggestions and ideas and end up sidetracked into a magical fairy garden world of their own.

It turns out to be a happy family collaboration.

I will be listing all the kits in the shop this week but, for now, Baby Emily Sweet Pea and her magical fairy garden are ready for enchanted adventures (purchase)

 

Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop

 

Isn’t this a delightful fairy garden kit!

It comes with these magical miniature treasures : a flower fairy or gnome of your choice, a sweet squirrel friend, mini toadstools, robins egg nest, a sparkly star, a clam shell full of colorful shining gems, a magic crystal ball, wood rounds and stepping stones, a miniature peg with thread, two wood spools, various twigs and bark, a felted acorn, paper flowers, a feather butterfly and various types and colors of moss.

Customers can choose from 9 flower fairies and gnomes but you’ll have to pop over to the shop to see them… I’ll put it this way… it will be difficult to decide upon your favorite… they are ALL so lovely.

There are so many fun options for imaginative and creative fairy gardening.

But I know you want to see more photos so here you go…

 

Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop

 

This is Emily Lucy Sweet Pea. She is darling!

 

Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop

It’s a good idea to pin this next image to Pinterest so that you can find this kit easily next time you are trying to think of a magical birthday present for the little fairy-lovers in your life.

Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop

 

Please don’t forget to enter your fairy garden into this years Fairy Garden Contest.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten

The beauty of Waldorf education is that it meets the child where he is developmentally. The synergy of Waldorf teaching methods and child development is discussed wonderfully in an article by Dr Reggie Melrose called ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective‘.

The Morning circle is a great example of how Waldorf meets the young child where she is in her development. The circle is an out-breath that helps the children transition from unstructured playtime to a more the structured activities in the classroom.

It is a time of movement, song and gentle expression to ease the children into the day in a happy and inclusive way.

I find it beautiful in that it connects the children with each other and with the teacher and opens their spirits to receive the lessons of the day.

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses : When I woke up this morning, the day had just begun.

 

 

WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
When I woke up this morning, the day had just begun.
I saw a golden flower with petals like the sun!
The flower was unfolding, and waking from the night.
Each petals face was shining in the morning light.
This petals name was Sophie, and this petals name was Teddy,
and this petals name was Kate, and this petals name was Catherine. (substitute each child’s name)
Now our golden flower has opened to the sun,
and we will shine and blossom tip the day is done!

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Good morning dear Earth, Good morning dear sun.

 

GOOD MORNING DEAR EARTH

Good morning dear earth
Good morning dear sun
Good morning dear flowers
and the fairies, every one
Good morning dear beasts
and the birds in the trees
Good morning to you
Good morning to me

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Morning has broken, like the first morning

 

MORNING HAS BROKEN

Morning has broken
Like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
And praise for the morning.
Praise for the springing
Fresh from the word.
Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from heaven.
Like the first dew fall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where His feet pass.
Mine is the sunlight.
Mine is the morning.
Born of the one light

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Good morning starshine, the earth says hello.

 

GOOD MORNING STARSHINE
Good morning starshine
The earth says, “Hello”
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below
Good morning starshine
You lead us along
My love and me as we sing
Our early morning singing song
Gliddy glup gloopy
Nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba
Early morning singing song
A morning circle is sure to be the start of a very happy day.

If you have a favorite circle verses, I’d love to hear them in the comments.

If you’ve enjoyed these verses, I have also written an article that shares our favorite Waldorf mealtime blessing verses that I think you’ll love. Be sure to check back soon.

And, if you are after more Waldorf articles that showcase everyday family life, please have a look at the Discovering Waldorf Education archives.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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