This Week on Purple Day: A House for the Sun’s SparkNov 13, 2023
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In this week's episode of Purple Day, we will In this week's episode of Purple Day, we will sing songs about pumpkins and lanterns and then hear a story about a little girl who makes a lantern to hold a spark of the sun through the long days of winter. This Storytime episode will teach you and your child seasonal songs, poems, and fingerplays as well as a nature-based story. Enjoy Storytime with your child and deepen your connection to each other and the world around you.
Every Purple Day, or Monday, we are inside the schoolhouse for circle time and storytime.
During circle time, we learn seasonal songs and poems together. This week, we learn new lines and words to our poems, making our circle time slightly longer than last week. We also practice a mindful breathing exercise. This month, we are learning Whale Breathing.
After circle time, we hear a story together. This week, we hear a lantern walk story inspired by an original tale by Suzanne Down. Learn more about Suzanne and purchase her storybooks at: www.junipertreepuppets.com
A little girl notices the shortening days and wonders how she will enjoy the colder, darker days ahead.
Father Sun comes out from behind the clouds to let the girl know that she must tend to her spark within during the colder and darker days. The little girl doesn’t think she will remember when darkness surrounds her.
Father Sun tells her he will share one of his sparks with her if she will build a safe house for it. This spark can remind her to tend her light during the dark months ahead.
The little girl works hard to create a beautiful lantern. She presents it to Father Sun, who gives her a spark to tend all winter.
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