SUN WINTER SOLSTICE COUNTDOWN
Looking for ways to celebrate the season?
Solstice is a Latin word meaning "to stand still." During this time of transition from autumn to winter, it really may seem as though the sun does 'stand still' for a period of many days.
Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals celebrating the death and rebirth of the Sun. There is a quiet hush at this point of the year. It can seem almost as if all of Nature is holding its breath.
In this activity, you will begin 10 days before the solstice by having all ten triangles folded into the center of the decagon. Each day you fold back one triangle, and when you reach the Winter Solstice you will have a full sun! Welcome back, sun!
LET'S CLOUD WATCH TOGETHER!
Children are fascinated by nature discovery. When families revisit natural wonders through the eyes of children, they are often reminded that life is still infinitely remarkable.
Use this digital download and some simple recycled materials to create your own cloud viewer that you can use over and over again!