Table of Contents

From the book: Living Kindergarten Summer

 

Introduction...............................................................................................................1

Festivals......................................................................................................................5

   Memorial Day.........................................................................................................6

   Whitsun (Pentecost)...........................................................................................7

   Father’s Day...........................................................................................................10

   Midsummer..............................................................................................................13

      Fairy Gifts….........................................................................................……...........17

   Fourth of July (Independence Day)..............................................................19

   Labor Day.................................................................................................................21

   Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot...........................................................24

 

Stories.................................................................................................................…........26

   A Story for Whitsun...................................................................................................26

   The White Dove..........................................................................................................29

   The Butterfly and the Rose.......................................…............................................30

   A Midsummer’s Eve Story........................................................................................31

   St. John’s Gift...............................................................................................................32

   Wee Red Shoes...........................................................................................................34

   Little Tuppens...............................................................................................................34

 

Songs, Crafts, and Activities.....................................………..................................36

   Wool Dyeing.................................................................................................................36

   Paper Bird.....................................................................................….............................37

   Wind Ring.......................................................................................................................38

   Stick Puppets................................................................................................................38

   A Summer Play for Small Marionettes..............................…..................................39

   Nix in the Water.........................................................................…...............................41

   Sally Go Round the Sun.............................................................…............................41

Knee Rides for Young Children...........................................…..…..........................44

   See-saw, Marjory Daw...............................................................................................44

   Hey, Diddle, Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle................................……....................44

   Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross...............................................…...................44

   Horse Riding...................................................................................................................45

Touch Games for Young Children.......................................…..............…...............45

   The Lord Mayor............................................................................................................45

   The Garden....................................................................................................................45

   Hickory, Dickory, Dock................................................................................................46

   Little Arabella Miller........................................................................................…............46

Foot Games.........................................................................................…….....................46

   Wee Cobbler..................................................................................................................46

   Doctor Foster went to Gloucester............................................................................47

   Cobbler, Cobbler Mend My Shoe..............................................................................47

   Pitter-Patter Raindrops................................................................................................47

Verses for Circle with a Labor Theme...............................................…..…..........48

   Axing...................................................................................................................….........48

   Sawing..............................................................................................................................48

   Hammering......................................................................................................................49

   Loading the Cart............................................................................................................49

   Water Carrying...............................................................................................................49

   Loading.............................................................................................................................49

   Rowing..............................................................................................................................49

 

Recipes...............................................................................................................…….......50

   Mexican Quiche......................................................................................................…...50

   Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.......................................................................................…...50

   Mixed Berry Pie......................................................................…....................................51

   Grandma’s Perfect Pie Crust.................................................…..................................51

   Lemon-Yogurt Poppyseed Muffins...........................................……..........................51

 

Celebrating Birthdays.......................................................................………................52

   Preparation..................................................................................................….............52

      Birthday Verse...............................................................................................….........52

      Birthday Garden................................................................................................….....53

   Activities for the Birthday..............................................................................……..54

   A Birthday in the Nursery Class..................................................................……..54

 

Suggested Reading......................................................................................……….....58

   For Children.......................................................................................................….......58

      Fairy Tales...........................................................................................................…....58

      Other Stories........................................................................................................…..58

      For Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot...........................................……..58

   For Parents..................................................................................................................58