I just placed my Amazon order for supplies and I'm choosing the recipes next. I have borrowed the Jerry Pinckney books for The Lion & the Mouse and The Tortoise & the Hare over and over from the library so I decided it was finally time to purchase them. And when I went to order them I discovered that in 2015 he added a third book: The Grasshopper & the Ants. I usually use Amy Lowry Poole's book for this fable because the illustrations are gorgeous and I love her retelling, but I'm excited to compare them, especially in terms of setting.
Note: I chose the Stockmar golden uncolored modeling beeswax because it is suggested specifically in one of the books I read about modeling. I believe it was Michael Howard's excellent Educating the Will, which is available free from the Online Waldorf Library. He suggests having modeling materials be uncolored so the child is focusing purely on the modeling experience and not also having a color experience.
As far as recipes go, I think doing it every day would be too much but I'd like us to cook Mon / Wed / Fri. All our recipes need to be gluten free and vegan.
Stockmar modeling beeswax, natural color, 15 sheets
Need to Buy:
- russet potatoes
I have so many art and handwork materials on hand that I don't need to buy much! Oh, and I need to get the recipe ingredients, of course.
The Fox and the Stork recipe:
Mango Peach and Strawberry Smoothie
The Ants and the Grasshopper recipe:
Butternut Squash and Kidney Bean Chili
City Mouse, Country Mouse recipe:
Strawberry Chia Pudding
- The Milkmaid
The Fox and the Stork
Foolish Words: A Jataka Tale
The North Wind and the Sun
The Fox and the Grapes
Juno and the Peacock
The Lion and the Mouse
The Ants and the Grasshopper
The Bear and the Bees
The Crow and the Pitcher
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Great and Little Fishes
City Mouse, Country Mouse
The Salt Peddler and the Donkey
I'll be sure to post ALL our activities for each fable but many of the activities will be taken from my earlier experiences teaching these fables (which you can find on the Animal Fables page of my website if you want to go and peek there in advance). And I have three new fables: "Juno and the Peacock," "The Salt Peddler and the Donkey," and "What Kind of Bird is That?"
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