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I drew out a diagram of sorts to help Everett visualize how the days are balanced on Equinox and growing longer until we reach Solstice. I asked him if he knows what balance is, he sweetly explained that it is "when you balance on one leg or two legs." So, I explained how we want to try to find balance in our life, like with play time and resting time. We talked about the exciting things we could do to celebrate the sun's return as they days grew longer- staying outside all day, flying kites, having picnics, going on hikes, working in the garden, climbing trees.... All of which we would be ways to celebrate the earth and the bring shining sun!
Then, I talked to him about seeds, eggs, birds, and all the small symbols of spring. I reminded him of how we stayed in from the cold, dark snowy winter, snuggling in our homes and how the animals and plants were warm and peaceful inside the Earth. Now, in the spring we're all beginning to send out our shoots and feel the warm sunshine. We talked about all the animals that are being born and the plants growing. Of course, after that, Everett wanted to take a walk to see everything!
Back at home, he listened to the story and we planned out more activities for the week, like egg decorating, nest building, bread making, energy clearing and seed planting. We'll have a week full of beautiful spring symbols and I'm really excited about it!