We took the children to visit King Winter at our local Waldorf school today. After waiting in line we were asked to take our boots off where there was a wicker basket to pile them into. K was asked to knock on the door, we then had to get on our hands and knees and crawl through a beautiful, curving tunnel which was made from pure white draped material.There were little gnome houses hidden in the folds of the fabric as we made our journey. Incense was burning and we could hear the gentle tinkling of a glockenspiel. The children were so excited! The tunnel slowly got higher and we all emerged into a small room, completely draped in soft, white fabrics, sparkling silver tree branches, and small crystals scattered around and lit by lantern light. King winter (who was actually a girl) was waiting with an assistant. They were dressed in white magical gowns and had winter crowns on. King winter undid a scroll and read a winter verse to K and L. The assistant then presented them with a wooden bowl full of silver stars and glitter and asked if they wanted to scatter a handfull into the pool to make a wish. It was so sweet to see Little L and K gather little fistfulls to scatter. King winter then offered them a delicate white snowflake as a gift. It was such a magical experience.
K also dipped a candle, threaded some beads for a bracelet and made a lantern to take home. It was extra special because her little friend joined us at the fair. It such a beautiful, festive day.