“A Wheel of Wonder: Storytelling Curriculum of the Wheel of the Year Designed for Pagan Kids” encourages kids to develop wonder relating to the natural world, mythology, and Pagan religious traditions. It could also be used by families who are interested in earth-centered spirituality but who do not specifically identify as Pagan.
This digital access includes:
- Nine lessons (one introductory and eight sabbats) of original stories where children encounter various Gods and Goddesses through the course of a full year.
- Stories are written to be told using Montessori-style manipulatives which can easily be kept from year to year. The stories include lists of materials, opening, and closing, along with photos of the manipulatives.
- PDF files and Word files of images to be used with the stories – Nearly all of the stories can be illustrated with the images in these file, printed on cardstock and laminated. The stories will be enhanced by the use of some 3D objects, but if necessary these images could be printed as well.
- The introductory story could be helpful to use first regardless of what time of year you begin using the stories. You could begin with any story, though many Neo-Pagan traditions begin with Samhain.
- Activity ideas: Each lesson includes a feast suggestion and one or two art activities. Most of the art extensions are simple, so they require little instruction. The only exception to this are the “Brigid’s Crosses” out of chenille stems. I have included full instructions in a PDF for this art activity. “Extension cards” for each story could be made available for older students who can read.
- Also includes instructions on how to make children’s pentacle, wand, athame, and chalice for use in feast blessing during each children’s ritual.