Since its is hard to keep the children occupied at home, Tivoli is Sending crafting packages for the children to have fun at home.
Der Osterhase (Easter bunny) came anyway, since the children had planted their easter baskets already in March.
Mothers day 2020
It was a heart warming Mothers day celebration on Zoom. The children gave cards, poured tea and gave cookies to their Mamas. Everything was specially prepared and sent from Tivoli to everyone’s home. This little Mothers day Zoom Tea time was very needed and appreciated by the Mamis and the children.
May day: Celebration with flower wearths and maple songs.
It was so much fun to visit the animals at the Gentle Barn. We hugged and brushed the cows and fed the horses, held the chickens and stoked the pigs and fed the sheep. It is so important for children to be connected to animals and be able to express their love for them. In our curriculum we discussed farm animals and how they should be treated, so that at our visit the children were already familiar with the treatment of the animals. We all had a great time at the Gentle barn!
The Faschings celebration was lovely and joyful. Even though we are not in Germany, the Germans/Europeans still know how to celebrate Fasching, with Rucki Zucki and the Polonaise parade, we sang and danced and had a great time!!! Hellau und Allaf!
Celebrating valentines day here at Tivoli was heartwarming and caring. The children shared and recieved very special valentine’s cards from each other. And they went home with a bright smile on their faces and a full bag of cards.
We had special Valentines waffle treats that the parents brought. They were fantastic! The children learned special heart verse to let the parents know how much they love them.
The winter season is a fun season for the children. We are creating snowman from pumpkins to bring a wintery feeling to Tivoli.
The children love to paint the body and to decorate the snowman faces.
The advent celebration last night was a very special event, everyone was in awe about walking the spiral and the special heartwarming feeling that it brought. The children did so well walking with their candles and placing them at their chosen place in the spiral. The moon was shining and the candlelight glistened. The mood was carried by Sarah’s guitar accompaniment and the wonderful voices singing Christmas songs filled the air.
One of the families showed us the traditional lighting of the Menorah with verses and songs. It was a special moment in time.
The atmosphere was very reverential, and everyone left with a warm feeling inside.
We brought light into the darkness walking with our magical lantern light. It was very special to be accompanied by a beautiful guitar this year. “Laterne, Laterne, Sonne Mond und Sterne, brenne auf mein Licht, brenne auf mein Licht, aber nur meine liebe Laterne nicht….”
It was heartwarming seeing the children so beautifully playing the St. Martin story with St. Martin, the beggar and the horse. Learning that with kindness, care and love, we can bring light and hope to the less fortunate.
Everyone had fun crafting their lanterns, learning the lantern songs and baking yummy Weckmaenner treats.
Field Trip to Underwood Family Farms
An amazing outing for each child to collect pumpkins and to learn how they are grown.
Making Delicious Pumpkin Soup
The children are learning how to wash and cut vegetables and how to stir the soup, so that they can have a wholesome experience from harvesting to eating.
Crafting Halloween Creatures
…is the most fun!
Be Enchanted on Halloween at Tivoli
Fairies and mystical enchantment is the magic that the world needs. An enchanted evening with beautiful music and dance, love and caring for the world and its beings , offers precious moments in time for the whole family.
The kids were wrapped in the first theme of the school year: APPLES.
It was all about: apple stories, apple movement circles, apple cake, apple sauce and apple tree paintings. The children at Tivoli were painting what they experienced during circle time. A part of our “apple circle” you can find right in their paintings! With an apple tree, baskets and harvesting farmers!
The children created all together a big apple tree and used foot prints as leaves, squishy foam prints as apples and a strong brown stem painted with big brushes.
This year we’ve had quite a few youngsters starting here at Tivoli. Since we are a Waldorf-inspired preschool, we offer the same warmth, support and love as they would have at home, so transitions are easier. With that said, the children still have to learn to be without their parents and are getting used to the rhythm here at Tivoli. We acknowledge and support the feelings that the children have and with care and love we help them to move through those feelings.