At Turning Sun, we celebrate the changing of the seasons. We do not celebrate religious or cultural holidays.
In winter, the children make lanterns which we light in front of the school. We make bird feeders and hang in the forest. Together we make a nature mandala.
In spring, we make crowns out of ivy. We play games and dance around the May pole. We collect flowers and make flower prints on cloth. Azaleas bloom in the forest and light up the school with pinks and whites. We also celebrate with a tour of fairy homes in the forest and a spring potluck breakfast.
Summer is a time to celebrate warmth! We make flags with our own designs. We play with ice and water. We have summer camps throughout the summer.
Fall in the forest at Turning Sun could not be more beautiful. We celebrate with carving pumpkins, making potions, leaf art and lots of hikes in the woods. We also have a lantern walk at night through the forest. The children make lanterns to carry and the families gather for an early evening walk together. In the fall, we celebrate National Food Day.
Birthdays are celebrated with a tea party and a special song. Parents are invited in to read a book or simply sit and enjoy tea.
We have a collection of porcelain tea pots, tea cups and silver trays.