Episode 131

News Story 

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Main Topic: The Winter Solstice 

Winter Solstice 2021

Celebrating the Winter Solstice with kids 

Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th? 

Christmas traditions that are rooted in paganism

Ideas for celebrating the Winter Solstice


Lanterns, candles, bonfire. Google a Winter Solstice playlist. Let your home darken with the setting sun and eat/read/celebrate by the light of candles, a fire, Christmas lights. 

Food and drink:

Wassail, yule log cakes, spiced cakes or cookies, and seasonal fruits are traditional, but you can use your imagination. Our family also made a simple charcuterie board for the main “meal” last year. 


Research simple homemade Winter Solstice lanterns.

Slice and dry orange circles (symbolic of the sun) with cinnamon and use for ornaments. 

Make edible ornaments for animals and decorate a tree or bush outside with them. 


Read winter solstice stories with young children, or share winter solstice poetry with an older crowd. 

Write down the things you want to let go of on a small piece of paper and throw it in the fire. 

Plant a bulb or seeds and think about what you’d like to nurture in the coming year/spring. 

Eat by candlelight. 

Bundle up and go for a nighttime stroll either with flashlights or candles. 

Favorite Things

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Blueberry lavender almond milk from TJ’s

Opal app

Feeding the Soul by Tabitha Brown

Inspiring Sister

Maria Montessori