In my post about our late autumn nature table, I wrote about how our nature table reflects what we are doing in homeschool lessons as well as the change of the seasons. In December, our nature table began to change once again. The bear went into hibernation, the autumn leaves blew away and we looked toward the light as the daylight shrank from the longer nights.
|During the holidays, our nature table reflected our reverence for the Christ child.|
As we moved into January, Jack Frost froze the land and snow came. Our table now reflects some of the literature we are reading, including The Tomten and the Fox, Owl Moon, and Night Tree.
|The Tomten, the fox, and the owl have come for a visit.|
As the season move toward spring, the table will be filled with found treasures that once filled little boys' pockets, mostly twigs and pebbles, until Mrs. Thaw comes and snowdrops bloom inviting a nature table overflowing with little flowers.