Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Buddies ~ St Patrick's Day 2013

**In September 2011 6 families got together and started Buddies Home School. Each week we meet in each other's home and follow a simple rhythm: movement and music, craft/ baking, snack time, free play and story time. Each part of the session is led by a different family. We are sharing this week's session with you here...***

It's been so long since I have done a Buddies post. We took a long time to get going this year, there was so much illness in the group (and for me stress) that we didn't manage to start regular meetings until a few weeks ago and then my camera wasn't working. So I am very happy today to share with you our wee St Patrick's Day celebration. 
We started off singing and the Bunny song, so loved by the Buddies (and which us mummies can never manage to sing properly). Revived and revamped...
 lead in particular by Little O, who had brilliant suggestions as to what should be asleep next, crocodiles, get the idea :-)
 We sang 2 of the Irish songs that we learnt last year and then Amanda moved on to crafting with us...
 We made very sweet and simple shamrock wrist bands. While we were crafting Susan and Roisin told us how the shamrock was used in a story by St Patrick to illustrate how the holy trinity can be of three parts, yet a complete whole. I love picking up the bits and pieces of wisdom these mama's share :-)
 We also decorated (and popped) some balloons to which we tied strings to carry on our parade.
 We got all dressed up in our green, white and gold finery
and set off for the woods for our own wee parade

 like 2 wee leprechauns in the woods!
 a slight detour of the parade for a quick play and climb
 and back home again for some brown bread and butter, fruit and a drink.
To end Roisin read us the legend of Oisin in Tir na n-Og, which was really wonderful.
Now we are pretty geared up for Sunday :-)

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