A House for the Sun's Spark
The Purple Day Podcast is the audio from our Monday episodes of Storytime in the Schoolhouse. Please note: Storytime is written and recorded for the screen. Some elements of Storytime will transfer better than others.
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.