Happy Michaelmas- celebrating Michaelmas with a toddler

Today (the 29th of September) marks Michaelmas. The Saint day celebrating St Michael defeating the dragon and the archangels in the book on revelation.

It also marks the end of the husbandry (agriculture) year- being harvest time.

Our circle time this week will feature the reading of revelation from Edwin's Children's bible.

It doesn't mention St Michael so we are bringing in some Waldorf inspiration with this poem 

The autumn wind blows open the gate,
O Michael, you, you we await.
We follow you, show us the way.
With joy we greet the autumn day,
Good morning, good morning

And I wonder who is this Michael? And I hear the wind sing:

Michael, God’s great knight,
Strong and pure and shining bright.



I have repurposed a duplo knight and a knitted lizard to help visually tell the story during the poem, and to set up in the centre of our kitchen table.

 
We also lit our Autumn candle during the poem. I let Edwin blow out the candle to symbolise the slaying of the dragon.

Happy Michaelmas everyone 🍂🍁

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