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    It's not so much choosing a philosophy as much as it's finding one that speaks to your mind and heart. That's what I found in the Waldorf education. I also found it in a couple of other educational models, but I tend to return to the Waldorf philosophy most often.

    This philosophy resonated with me for many reasons, with the main one being that it is tailored to the child's mental, spiritual, emotional and physical development. That's remarkable thing to do, and today I'll try to share my thoughts as best I can with information and examples.

    If you wish to join this collaboration with a video response, head on over to Chrissy's channel at Raising Joyfulness and let her know you're interested:

    Here's Chrissy's video:

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    • Bee Unit Study Review | Charlotte Mason Living Books - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      It's hard to narrow down the best books for this unit. Each one was fabulous, informative and beautifully illustrated. Each one delivered the information in a lively way and each resource had somet...
    • How To Grow A Bee Friendly Garden - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Growing a Bee Friendly garden is just about as easy as growing wildflowers in a pesticide free urban garden. We used the Nature-Watch classroom kit for this project. The kit comes with everything y...
    • Turn This Book Into A Beehive | How To Make A Mason Beehive - Duration: 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Who knew making a mason beehive was going to be so easy! Now the real test is whether this is actually going to work or not. Will be get mason bees calling this beehive home? We hope! In addition t...
    • How To Make Nature Study Cards | Bee Unit Study | Homeschool - Duration: 6 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      This project is a win, win, win. Not only are you creating beautiful cards with illustrations on one side, you are also synthesising the information you've learned during a unit to produce question...
    • How To Make Buttermilk Pancakes From Scratch | Easy Recipe | For Beginners - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      For years, there were some recipes I just thought you had to use a box to make them. Like buttermilk pancakes. I can't remember when it was that I started making my own, but it wasn't that long ago...
    • How To Make Chai Tea | Indian Tea - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      I've been both praised and cursed for my tea. Praised because it always tastes so good, cursed because it's so strong that my tea drinkers are usually up until the wee hours of the morning, tossing...
    • How To Make A Beehive | Hexagon Cells | Life Cycle of a Bee - Duration: 6 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      This project doesn't have to be this complicated! But as usual, I've taken it up a notch. We decided to use beeswax, rice and pollen to mimic the stages of the life cycle of a honeybee. The process...
    • How A Bee Gets Pollen From Flowers | Demonstration - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      I have two very simple yet informative and educational demonstrations to show you on how bees get pollen from plants. These demonstrations are from the book Turn This Book Into A Beehive by Lynn Br...
    • How To Make Pesticide-Free Bug Spray | Bee Friendly | All Natural - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Eco-friendly bug spray that smells like a slow cooked meal? Yes, please! While working through our Bee Unit Study for homeschool, we decided to make our way through the activity book "Turn This Boo...
    • Flower Dissection | Botany | Bee Unit Study | Charlotte Mason Nature Study - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      I had mixed feelings about the flower dissection we did for our Bee Unit Study. While I think this is a fabulous project for an older student (middle school and older), I had reservations about doi...
    • CHALK DRAWING FOR BEE UNIT STUDY - Duration: 4 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Not every new unit or main lesson block gets a new chalk drawing and in some cases, one chalk drawing serves for several units as this one does. This chalk drawing has the image of an owl, the life...
    • HOW TO PUT TOGETHER A UNIT STUDY | BEES - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      Want to see what too many resources for a unit looks like, check out this video to see a selection of redundant materials for a short unit study on Bees. After completing our last Bees and Honey un...
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    • Upcycle an iPhone Box | DIY Tutorial - Duration: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Upcycle your iPad, iPhone or Macbook boxes into these charming decorative boxes.

      For this project you'll need any sturdy box. I find that the Apple products boxes or any sturdy made box, Lokta pap...
    • How to Make a Pencil Case - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Today we are making some wool felt pencil cases for color pencils we got recently from


      We are using wool felt from


      The felt is 18"x18" and t...
    • What Are Waldorf Main Lesson Books? - Duration: 9 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Main Lesson book are the main notebooks used in Waldorf schools and Waldorf homeschools. They are typically 8"x10" with lined and blank pages for students in 5th grade and up and blank notebooks 9"...
    • Upcycle an iPad box | DIY Tutorial - Duration: 6 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Upcycle your iPad, iPhone or Macbook boxes into these charming decorative boxes.

      For this project you'll need any sturdy box. I find that the Apple products boxes are really well made but any stur...
    • Upcycle Project | How to Make Pencil Holders from Tin Cans - Duration: 6 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Take any tin can and transform it into a pencil holder. Or use it to organize your art supplies! This super easy project is so satisfying and easy. Cover your cleaned tin can with construction pap...
    • How to Make a Notebook - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      This tutorial will show you how to make main lesson books or notebooks three different ways.

      You can buy main lesson books from
      or you can follow this simple tutoria...
    • How to Circle Weave | Tutorial - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      We are using the book "Classical Kids An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome" by Laurie Carlson as inspiration of this project.

      Here are some more handwork projects:
    • Fairy House | Doll House | PRETEND PLAY - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Make a charming nature inspired doll house for fairies, finger puppets or gnomes. Find all the material you need for this project in nature or at your local craft store. You can also find assembled...
    • Waldorf Finger Puppet: Irish Princess | Tutorial - Duration: 9 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      This is an Irish princess inspired finger puppet tutorial. These are classic Waldorf toys that are played with by many children in homes and in Waldorf schools.

      Most supplies can be found at http:...
    • HOW TO MAKE A CRAFT MAT DIY - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      I learned how to make these craft mats from another YouTuber years ago; the only alteration I make to them is to add Con-Tact paper to one side to make a non-porous craft mat for watercolors. These...
    • How to Cover Any Box | Upcycle Tutorial - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Upcycle any box! Make sure it's well made and sturdy. All you'll need for this project is lokta paper (found at dickblick.com), spray adhesive, scissors (I prefer non-stick scissors), label pulls, ...
    • How to Make a Decorative Box | Upcycle DIY Project - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Guess what!? I was going through the Pepper and Pine video archive and missed this video! I never released it, though there are several similar to this one that I did. I thought I'd share this blas...
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    • How To Do A MATH Unit Study | GEOMETRY - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      It's time for a new unit! This time I take you through the process of putting together a math unit. I'm working on a geometry unit and a basic math unit.

      My default curriculum is always a Waldorf ...
    • Geometry: Cascading Triangles - Duration: 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Cascading triangles are a beautiful representation of triangles in motion. You can simplify this project and just draw it with pencil for a stunning image that appears to be moving or you can add c...
    • How to Make a Perfect Square: A Geometry Demonstration - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      While reading "String, Straightedge and Shadow" by Julia Diggins, we came across a chapter on constructing a square using 'string' and 'straightedge'. Watch as I show you two methods for creating a...
    • How To Make A Mandala - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      As part of our geometry unit we decided to piece together a mandala using watercolor paper we painted in beautiful autumn colors and cut into diamonds and triangles using our Silhouette Cameo.

    • Division of a Circle: Geometry - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      While reading the book "String, Straightedge, and Shadow" by Julia E. Diggins, we came across the chapter that explains the six-part division of a circle and we decided to recreate the project.

    • Geometry: How to Make the Five Regular Solids from Paper - Duration: 5 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Watch as we make three dimensional 'solids' from paper. We used 90lb water color paper and our Silhouette Cameo to make the five regular solids as discovered by Pythagoras in the 6th century BC.

    • How to Make & Play Math Games - Duration: 5 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Tribulation is a math game from the 1980's and though you may not be able to find it anymore, I can show you how to make one of your own.

      To make this game you'll need to make 49 tiles with the n...
    • Geometry: Organic Shapes from Triangles - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      How can you shape a curved image from triangles? Watch this video to find out. We cut small triangles out of watercolored paper and turned it into a beautiful organic image that resembles a fern or...
    • Geometr:y Degrees of a Circle - Duration: 6 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      While working with our Waldorf curriculum from
      we decided to do the project on "Angles and Degrees" three different ways. We'll do this project with watercolors, water...
    • How to Make String Art | Homeschool Tutorial - Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      You can make this string art as part of a geometry unit or Ancient Rome/Greece unit. We are using the book called "Classical Kids An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome" by Laurie Car...
    • Triangles | Geometry & Art - Duration: 6 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Today we are making triangles from intersecting lines. We'll only color in the triangles formed and leave the other shapes blank.

      We are using a Waldorf curriculum from Live-Education.
    • Pythagorean Theorem - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      How did Pythagoras show that the square of two sides of a right triangle equal the square of the hypotenuse? Watch as we recreate the proof from the 6th century.

      First we will construct a square ...
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    • Kindergarten Curriculum Haul | Waldorf - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      I think the first thing that striking about the KG curriculum in the Waldorf philosophy is the absence of any 'academic' work. There are no workbooks, textbooks or even read aloud books. Instead th...
    • WALDORF KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      We use the Live-Education Waldorf curriculum as inspiration for grades K-8th. Today, I'm covering three of the seven books that come in the KG curriculum: Folk and Fairy Tales, The First Seven Year...
    • Waldorf Kindergarten Curriculum | Seasons - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      This video covers the four season books that are included in the Waldorf Kindergarten curriculum from Live-Education.

      We use the Live-Education Waldorf curriculum as inspiration for grades K-8th. ...
    • Kindergarten Schedule | Homeschool - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      I wish every week were kindergarten week! We had so much fun. Take a look at the projects we did and listen to how I scheduled our week. While I only allotted one week for our activities, we needed...
    • WATERCOLORING TECHNIQUES | WALDORF - Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Watercoloring is one of my kids' favorite artistic outlets. I'm going to show you a few different techniques that you can do using a typical Waldorf technique called 'wet on wet' watercoloring in w...
    • HOW TO MAKE A CRAYON HOLDER - Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      This quick tutorial will take the guess work out of making a crayon case for any type crayon. We did fill ours with Stockmar crayons from A Child's Dream, but you can adjust the size of the pockets...
    • How to Make Little Red Riding Hood Puppet | Tutorial - Duration: 6 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Learn to make this charming Little Red Riding Hood inspired finger puppet. All materials can be found at your local craft store or from http://www.achildsdream.com

      Supplies needed: red felt, white...
    • Homeschool Haul | Waldorf - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      A Child's Dream has some of my favorite Waldorf supplies for our homeschool. This haul includes a charming peg doll book, peg dolls in a variety of shapes and sizes, finger puppet bases, felt, Lyra...
    • How to Bake Bread: A Waldorf Kindergarten Tradition - Duration: 3 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Baking bread is a quintessential kindergarten experience in a Waldorf school. We take this tradition and bring it home. In this video, I'll show you a quick and easy recipe for making bread:

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    • Play Silks | Homeschool Haul - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      *Camera exposure goes a little wonky at 3:20...just too much rich color from the silk!*
      An order from A Child's Dream just came in and I wanted to share it with you. We got play silks from eBay sev...
    • How to Make a Boy Puppet Doll | Tutorial - Duration: 6 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Pulling out another video from the Pepper and Pine vault! This one's from December 19, 2015! Yikes! But don't worry we are getting through these old tutorials so I can bring you new ones!! Yay!

    • Waldorf Finger Puppet: Irish Princess | Tutorial - Duration: 9 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      This is an Irish princess inspired finger puppet tutorial. These are classic Waldorf toys that are played with by many children in homes and in Waldorf schools.

      Most supplies can be found at http:...
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