Here is some fun activities to do with your children to help celebrate the Spring! These activities are great to do during
the Ostara season!
Recipe: Birds Nest
6 oz. of Semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 oz. of Butterscotch chips
1 package of chow mein noodles
In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips until soft.
Add chow mein noodles to melted chips. Mix well (gently) Drop cookies by spoonfuls onto wax paper and form into a “nest
shape.” Add marshmallows to look like eggs.
Craft: Marbled Eggs
Dip tip of sponge strip into paint and dab paint splotches all around egg. Keep adding and overlapping colors until
a marbled effect is achieved.
Book Review: When the Wind Stops
Thanks to Vitale, this book is a beautifully illustrated; each page looks
as if it was burned into a piece of wood and hand painted to express each page of motherly prose. Zolotow manages to make
it quite easy for parents to explain why nature does what it does, at a level that even the youngest child can accept. The
story revolves around a young boy who enjoys the things nature has to offer. Upon bedtime he asks his mother questions like:
"Where does the sun go when the day ends?", "Where does the wind go when it stops?", and "Where does the moon go when the
day begins?" She explains that these things do not end but they move onto another place in the world to continue what they
do best. In a complementary pagan theme, the mother explains that everything continues and never really ends. All in all,
a very beautiful book for the pagan family!