Summer Solstice: June 21
berry cobbler lemonade solar tea oranges with candy straws green man dessert
butterflies. Have your children fold a piece of paper in half. Have
them paint on one side of it. Have them fold it back again, and press
down. Unfold. Let dry. Cut into a butterfly shape and glue on a
the children make their own wands just for fun. Have them either find a
suitable branch or twig, or buy a dowel. Let them sand their wand. Then
have them paint it any way they want.
the children make their own "Green Man" mask. Cut eye-holes in a paper
plate. Let them glue on real or construction paper leaves.
berry picking. I had the children chose their best berry and throw it
back into the berry bushes as they thanked the Goddess and the bushes
for the fruit.
Read "The Year at Maple Hill Farm" by Alice & Morton Provenson.
1/2 cup butter
4 cups blackberries or other fresh berries or fruit
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup sugar (if using blackberries)
1 cup flour
Wash the berries. If they are blackberries, sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar.
In a seperate bowl, mix together the butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and flour.
Crumble the mixture on top of the berries or fruit in a baking dish.
Bake in 350 degree oven until warm and golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream.
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice (six lemons)
1 cup water
2 1/2 quarts water
grated rind of one lemon
one cup of water and one cup of sugar for five minutes. Add lemon
juice, grated rind, and 2 1/2 quarts of water. Mix well. Oranges can be
substituted for the lemons.
1 large jar with a very tight fitting lid
2 tea bags for each quart of water
1 orange, unpeeled, well washed, and cut into small pieces
1/2 lemon, unpeeled, well washed, and cut into small pieces
the jar with water. Add the orange, the lemon, and the tea bags. Place
in full sunlight for two hours. Refrigerate immediately. Serve over
Oranges with Candy Straws
1 ripe orange for each person
1 thick, short peppermint stick for each person
a grown-up use a knife to cut a hole in the top side of the orange.
Push the peppermint stick into the orange like a straw. Suck on the
peppermint stick, and soon, juice from the orange will come through the
Green Man Dessert
2 cups minature marshmallows
1 box pistachio pudding mix
1-2 cups blueberries
1 can undrained pineapple chunks
1 container whipped topping
marshmallows, pudding, and pineapple in a bowl. Mix in 1/2 of the
whipped topping. Spoon into cups. Spoon on a layer of whipped topping
into each cup, top with blueberries.
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