Winter Solstice is also called by Yule. It is the longest day of the year, and generally happens on or around December 21st. Let’s make a Yule log filled with goodies.
Read: “The Yule Lads: A Celebration of Iceland’s Christmas Folklore” by Brian Pilkington. These mischievous lads steal milk, and play tricks on the townsfolk.
Materials needed: Paper towel roll, tissue paper, ribbons, pine cones, leaves, glue, goodies to fill the paper towel roll.
Directions: Let the children put glue on the outside of the paper towel roll. Give them precut pieces of tissue paper long enough to cover the roll and twist at the ends to keep the goodies inside. Twist one end, and fill the inside with treats. Twist the other end. Let the children decorate the top of the yule log with natural things like pinecones and leaves. Ribbons add a nice touch.