Pamela Perkins, who resides in Hawaii, created this small festival and offered to share it with the LifeWays community. Enjoy!
Wandering in the Meadow
A Springtime Mini Festival
I created this simple festival for my 4- and 6 year-old granddaughters and a few friends to celebrate springtime. I chose (with some poetic license) to incorporate a few cultural elements from our shared New England and local experiences, which lent a Japanese, American and Hawaiian flavor to the celebration.
The children and adults gathered into a circle as I sang one of the numerous songs I have used for many years to bring a circle together. I had prepared the center space with a large sward of green silk gauze, and a basket with props where I would sit. After we all sat down, I began to play the following, first just with the lyre, then again, adding singing.