We started with watercolor painting
Finally...assembly. The children all attached their own handles using a maple leaf brad.
Previous Martinmas festivals can be found here.
(My seven-year-old did not have school on the day we were pressing the leaves so came to preschool with me and asked if he could tell the children a story while they were waiting their turn to iron. I hesistated briefly wondering what story he might share, and to my delight he came up with a darling tale of Mother Nature and her lantern. I didn't want to forget it and wrote it down as soon as I got home. Here it is , for anyone who is interested in reading it... Mother Nature and The Lantern.)