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Spring Equinox and Easter are right around the corner. Whether you celebrate with religious festivals or your own homemade traditions, this is a great time of year to tell stories that mark endings and new beginnings.
In This Episode
- We walk you through the steps of how story, real life, and creative activities all support one another - so that you can recreate the experience at home.
- You will have the opportunity to listen to the story we’ve recorded, or use it as an example to tell your own.
- We have also included a short video on how to blow-out and decorate eggs and more storytelling background at https://howtotellstoriestochildren.com/podcast
In The Story
King Winter is getting ready to depart. As Lady Spring arrives, the little flowers and blades of grass are so excited that they just can’t keep themselves from peeping out to see her!
Personalizing the seasons and plants can help young children build a relationship with them. The characters can even be represented with a favorite doll or a child's drawing.
As Lady Spring arrives, the chickens in the coop get excited too, then fluffy and proud as the flower fairies decorate each egg a different color. But King Winter isn’t gone just yet! Fortunately, Lady Spring sweeps him out by promising that he can return next year.
After The Story
Get out your Easter eggs and start decorating. Perhaps you can be Lady Spring, and your child is one of the flower fairies. Pay attention and see if the story makes the activity come alive with new richness for your child.
We also encourage you to listen to this story and see which aspects bring excitement and joy to your child. This allows you to pick up on those elements and integrate them into your own homemade stories.
The story can also continue by being drawn into your egg hunt. Perhaps the Easter Rabbit and Lady Spring were so delighted with your beautiful eggs that they wanted to make a fun game for your special little flower fairy.
Stories can be like little chicks that hatch from an egg. It’s pure magic when we see it happen. Perhaps you can hatch your own story with your child!