Experience Donations at the SGWS Auction

Each year local and national businesses generously donate their services and products to our school community for our silent and live auction. This year, we wanted to share some of the cool experience donations we have received — donations that entitle winning bidders to unique life adventures. Here are just a few of these wonderful […]

Ice Skating at Kent State

It’s that time of year again! On February 28, we welcome back our annual tradition of spending three Friday afternoons on the ice.   Grade One students are introduced to this tradition by their Eighth Grade Buddy, and all grades share the ice. New students find a supportive and safe environment to learn to skate, and for many […]

BIG LOVE Festival!

Spring Garden Waldorf School is proud to be a part of this Saturday’s (2/22) BIG LOVE Festival at the Downtown Akron Musica Complex at 51 E. Market Street. The FREE event, which begins at noon, will include art, music, dance, food, kid friendly crafts and spirited fun with community! Event highlights include: Performances by: Zach […]

Another Wonderful Children’s Festival

Smiling faces from wall to wall! On Saturday our halls and grounds were filled with children’s laughter, uplifting music, the delightful aromas of tasty food, and the unique joy that accompanies our annual Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market. Hey Mavis rocked the house! Over 700 visitors from the school and the greater Akron community joined us […]

Waldorf Parent Online Communities & Blogs

Did you know? There are a lot of great Waldorf Parent blogs and communities out there online. Including these active Facebook pages for Waldorf parents: https://www.facebook.com/waldorf.mothers https://www.facebook.com/SteinerWaldorfParentsCommunity https://www.facebook.com/waldorfparentsa https://www.facebook.com/WaldorfEd Also check out these Waldorf inspired blogs and businesses created by Waldorf Parents: http://waldorfessentials.com http://www.themagiconions.com http://waldorfmom.net/ http://theparentingpassageway.com/ http://www.waldorfparents.net/ Do you have a Waldorf parenting blog or […]

Early Childhood Graham Crackers

Our Early Childhood Extended Care teacher, Kathy Miller, shares one of her favorite recipes from the  Morning Glory Playgroup at Prairie Hill Waldorf School. Home Made Graham Crackers Ingredients: 2 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour ½ Tsp Salt ½ Tsp Baking Powder ¼ Tsp Cinnamon 1 stick of Butter 3/4 Cup Honey   Instructions: Preheat oven to 375.  […]

Early Childhood Bread Recipe

Many children (and parents) remember the fresh baked bread from our Early Childhood classes with great fondness.  This must be why so many people ask for the recipe! Well, here it is. Ingredients: 2 tbsp yeast 3 cups warm liquid 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp honey 1/3 cup oil (melted butter works) 3 tsp salt […]

Where Do You Buy Rain Pants?

Welcome to the world of outdoor play, EVERY day! Kids don’t care about rain and snow and at Spring Garden they get outside to move three times a day rain or shine, wet or dry, mud or mud. This is why Waldorf schools require proper outerwear for active kids. Unfortunately, the big box stores don’t […]

Sparkler Safety on Independence Day

Sparklers burn around 1,000 people per year and around 50% of sparkler injuries happen to children under five. Sparklers reach 1,800° Fahrenheit when the chemical mixture on the wire is lit and stay hot after the sizzling is complete. Kids love Sparklers and, even if you’d never buy them, you might find your child begging to […]