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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Good King Wenceslas

Wenceslas picture book at Amazon.com

I have to admit I'm getting a little Christmas sick. You know how you feel when you've had too much cake and get sugar sick? After reading around the blogosphere today I came away not sugar sick, but Christmas sick :-( I mean, I love Christmas, but I guess you can have too much of a good thing. Reading about everyone's traditions and seeing endless recipes, gift ideas, discussions of movies, give aways, etc etc has left me wanting to run away and curl up with a good book.

While I was reading blogs I did find a bunch of neat stuff I wanted to share, but then I changed my mind and decided I'd rather appreciate winter, snow, the cold, Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or anything other than Christmas. That's when I remembered King Wenceslas and the Feast of Stephen and I got curious. By the way I've never read the Wenceslas book pictured up there on the left, but I LOVE the illustration on the cover. Since I'm not writing a gift guide today, don't put it on your list! Maybe you could check your local library for a copy though and read it to your kids.

Herewith some learning links, information and activities related to King Wenceslas/Wenceslaus and St Stephen:
I thought maybe I could find you some saintly stained glass coloring pages to download or something, but alas, no. Let me know if you've seen these around. I'm not sure why I love Good King Wenceslas, maybe it's the words "deep and crisp and even" or just because he was nice!

Brought to you by EberJeeber.com - with adorable duck items for little ones.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I feel your Christmas apathy. It's going around.

I'll have to check out the good king--we could use something different but good around here.

Happy homeschooling!

 
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