this past saturday we took a trip to the pasadena waldorf school's annual elves faire. this is seriously the coolest holiday fair ever. the campus is tucked away in a beautiful stand of woods and since it was a bit rainy and foggy it actually felt like we were somewhere in the pacific northwest.
there were loads of fun crafts for children of all ages to make (from pine cone bird feeders to acorn garlands) and two stages of live music. elodie loved the bluegrass band! i found lots of sweet little holiday gifts for sale - from soaps and lip balms to the famous waldorf dolls - which were all handcrafted by parents and students. i think my favorite part was going to the magic tea room where you put on capes and have tea and cupcakes and then your silhouette made. there were wizards walking around giving away crystals, students dressed up handing out tiny fortunes and lots of delicious organic food. what a fun day!
side note: i have become really interested in attending the waldorf parent and me program ever since i read the book, you are your child's first teacher by rahima baldwin. it's a great read and has good suggestions for activities for each age group. i am so happy that their are two good waldorf schools in my area and it is definitely on my short list for pre-school programs!