This week my children discovered three sweet rabbits sitting on our nature table.
Since then, the rabbits have enjoyed many adventures *grin*
And one adventure surprised me very much.
It was the sweet story of a little rabbit learning how to deliver the eggs for Easter.
The reason it surprised me, is that my daughter heard the story last year at our parent-led Waldorf inspired playgroup. And had not heard the story since.
That she remembered the story so well, and was able to recreate the story in her own sweet way, shows how deeply Waldorf storytelling works for our children.
And this is the story…
Mama rabbit helped little rabbit on his way. He was learning how to deliver the eggs for Easter.
Little rabbit hopped away, taking an egg to the duck in the creek. But alas, as he was about to place the egg it rolled into the creek.
‘You are little yet, you tried hard and next time you might deliver the egg safely’ said mama rabbit when little rabbit returned home.
Next little rabbit took an egg over the bridge to deliver it to a nearby gnome. But alas, as he got to the other side he accidentally dropped the egg and it broke.
Again mama rabbit consoled little rabbit when he reached home, ‘you are little yet, you tried hard and next time you might deliver the egg safely’ she said.
Little rabbit set out again with a special egg. And this time he reached the Toadstool lady in the bush.
But alas, just as he was placing the egg down, he tripped and landed on the egg.
Again his mama consoled him, ‘you are little yet, you tried hard and next time you might deliver the egg safely’ she said.
Little rabbit took a deep breath and then carefully set out on his way.
Over the bridge he went, through the bush, until he reached a little kangaroo. There he very carefully placed the egg.
He had done it! Little rabbit was ready to deliver the eggs at Easter *smile*
And now you have a chance to win three Ostheimer rabbits from Honeybee Toys!
To enter, tell us what adventures the rabbits would enjoy in your home.
Entries close on Sunday 13 March 2016 at 8pm AEST. Each person may enter once. The most magical and sweet tale will win!
And the winner is Renee B!!