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Sparkle Crafts: Gratitude Leaves

Sparkle Crafts: Gratitude Leaves

These Gratitude Leaves are a fun and easy way to practice the simple act of writing down on paper the things our whole family are grateful for.

The Power of Simple Kindness

The Power of Simple Kindness

Kindness doesn't need to be in the form of a huge feat that everyone knows about. Instead, it can come by way of small actions that are easily done every day.

Four Kindness Crafts for Kids

Four Kindness Crafts for Kids

Sometimes gifts of kindness come in small packages. They don't always have to be big things. We've looked through the Sparkle crafts archives and pulled out crafts that are easy for kids to do on their own (or with minimal help) and which have meaning behind them.

Storybox Playlist: Veterans Day

Storybox Playlist: Veterans Day

These stories explore patriotism and honor the men and women in uniform.

Sparkle Craft: Star Jars

Sparkle Craft: Star Jars

These star jars will provoke quiet “oohs” and “ahhs” whenever you switch them on. The initial cutting with a box knife is best done by an adult, but by using a thin, disposable cookie sheet to make the heart of the lantern, a supervised pre-schooler can quickly make a whole galaxy of stars to admire.

Sparkle Craft: DIY Flying Wish Paper

Sparkle Craft: DIY Flying Wish Paper

Flying wish paper is delightful! You write your wish on paper that will fly up into the sky, carrying your wish with it.

Sparkle Craft: Milk Jug Lanterns

Sparkle Craft: Milk Jug Lanterns

Whether you already have a lantern walk tradition or would like to start one, a classic, tissue-paper-covered lantern is a project young and old will enjoy making and using.

Candle Making for Kids with Jamie Martin

Candle Making for Kids with Jamie Martin

We’ve teamed up with Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool to provide a simple and easy-to-follow Candle Making Tutorial for Kids so that you can recreate this experience with your own little ones.

SparkleCast Episode 5 – Developing a Festival Life with Susan Weber

SparkleCast Episode 5 – Developing a Festival Life with Susan Weber

In this episode of SparkleCast, Susan, David, and Rebecca talk about how to develop the festival life of your household or classroom by incorporating rhythm and attention to the natural world.

Sparkle Craft: DIY Japanese Silk Paper Lanterns Post Template

Sparkle Craft: DIY Japanese Silk Paper Lanterns Post Template

For this fun, hands-on craft, we are joined by Jenn of Maplerose, a Waldorf-inspired Homeschool Supply shop (check it out below!). Follow along as Jenn walks us through the steps for making your own DIY Japanese Silk Paper Lanterns.

Audio Stories to Help Kids Sleep

Audio Stories to Help Kids Sleep

Sometimes our little ones fight the urge to settle into sleep routines. This can be frustrating for parents to say the least! We’ve gathered some of our best insights, tips, and of course stories to provide some support.

Ideas for Waldorf Inspired Martinmas Celebrations

Ideas for Waldorf Inspired Martinmas Celebrations

As you reflect on the history and meaning of Martinmas and the Lantern Walk, think of the light you can offer the people around you. There might not be much light coming from your lantern, but it could make all the difference for someone experiencing the many darknesses around us.

Unschooling

Unschooling

Jenn Chic from Maplerose teamed up with Sparkle Stories to answer some questions around unschooling and share what it looks like for our family — and what it might look like for yours.

Sparkle Stories Back to School Guide Printable

Sparkle Stories Back to School Guide Printable

With school starting again, we've rounded up all of our best back-to-school content in one place. We’ve gathered some of our best stories along with helpful guides on how to use them for parents and teachers. You’ll also find some of our favorite back-to-school projects, recipes, and crafts.

DIY Polymer Clay Pencil Toppers for Kids: Sculpt Sparkly Characters!

DIY Polymer Clay Pencil Toppers for Kids: Sculpt Sparkly Characters!

This fun and easy craft is the perfect way to help kids personalize their school supplies and get their creative juices flowing! It also makes for a great handwork moment and helps little ones practice those fine motor skills.

Stories for Gentle Lessons and Confidence: A Partner Playlist

Stories for Gentle Lessons and Confidence: A Partner Playlist

Have you ever wondered about other Sparkle parents’s go-to stories? Stephanie Johnson, creator of The Healing Movement Program for Kids (and a Sparkle Stories enthusiast herself) walks us through some of her own favorite stories and how they support her family and work! Read all about it below.

Momma Lecture: Push Back Against the American Work Ethic

Momma Lecture: Push Back Against the American Work Ethic

Do less today. Remove things from your to do list. Remember that connection, play, and creativity bring the most satisfaction, and that's what makes for a meaningful life.

The July Story Calendar Is Here!

The July Story Calendar Is Here!

In this free printable you will find a featured story for each week, a playlist of associated stories to dig deeper, and a special craft, tutorial, or recipe highlighted each week; PLUS a story script for you to read at home with your little ones (so you can try out all the voices and characters just like we do).

Momma Lectures: A Pass from the Principal's Office

Momma Lectures: A Pass from the Principal's Office

Today, write yourself a pass. If you could play hooky from one thing, or break one of your own daily rules, just for fun, what would you do? Write it out and DO it.

Tips for Screen-Free Travel with Kids

Tips for Screen-Free Travel with Kids

Buckle-up, my Sparkle family! It’s time for summer travels! School is over and summer travel plans are well underway, so we have been thinking about all the best ways to help you make it easy. I want to lay out all of my time and kid-tested favorite recommendations for easier travel with littles.

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