On select Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer, Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is hosting free “Waldorf Wonder-Days,” mornings of play at its new location, Fairlington Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, on King Street between 395 and Bradlee Shopping Center.
Wonder-Days offer free crafts, games, water-fun, stories and play led by a Potomac Crescent Waldorf School teacher at its new location, which is opening this fall. Remaining Wonder-Day Wednesdays this summer are July 29 and August 12 and remaining Wonder-Day Saturdays are July 25 and August 15. Wonder-Days take place 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
My older child attended Potomac Crescent for three years but his younger sister didn’t get to go, so I was thrilled that she would have some exposure to the wonders of the Waldorf approach, which emphasizes letting the child’s body unfold naturally through play and activities that develop balance and a sense of daily and seasonal rhythms.
Different teachers are volunteering to organize activities for different days, so selections may vary.
The day we attended, there was great bubble play,
and activities to work on balance with the hands, and with the whole body!
There was also plenty of open play on the playground.
We arrived a little late, just as the opening circle with bean bag play was winding down, and we were so busy with gross motor skills, I think we missed some crafting and finger knitting.
The mornings are targeted for ages 3 to 10 and are a great way to get a feel for Waldorf’s hands-on, experiential approach and to meet some of the Potomac Crescent teachers and families.
Attendees are asked to bring their own water, snack, and sunscreen. Activities will be canceled in rainy weather.