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Maypole dance

A celebration of Spring


The children and I are missing our playgroup mornings. They ask me when they will see their friends and when will we bake bread.

I am finding our quiet Mondays at home to be important though. A day to rest, run some errands, play in the garden and so on.

And as we settle into our new rhythm more I imagine we will start catching up with friends again.


So it was lovely to look over these photos from our last playgroup morning that my friend took for me.

A morning on which we celebrated the arrival of Spring.


That Monday morning the sun had shone.

After a weekend of rain, and more to come. But for our Spring maypole celebration it was just right, just lovely.


The children excitedly headed outside after making Spring crowns.

And as I unravelled the pretty ribbons on the maypole they drew near. Choosing their colour.


We sang as we danced around the maypole in one direction (you can see the song lyrics here), wrapping the ribbons beautifully, occasionally getting caught in each others ribbon, before turning and dancing the other way.

It was a beautiful and fitting farewell for our little playgroup community.

We miss them and hold onto our happy memories.


You can see how we made our Spring Crowns here and how to make a simple maypole here.

???  And follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see snippets of our days ???

Blessings, Kelly





A maypole dance at playgroup

maypole     maypole ribbon

The playgroup children excitedly chose their ribbon around the maypole and waited patiently for the parents to join the fun.


And as the sun shone down, we sang:

Now we go round the maypole high
maypole high, maypole high
Now we go round the maypole high
Let coloured ribbons fly

See lasses and lads go tripping by
tripping by, tripping by
See lasses and lads go tripping by
Let coloured ribbons fly

In rainbow hues make garlands gay
Garland gay, garlands gay
In rainbow hues make garland gay
Let coloured ribbons fly
Let coloured ribbons fly

(sang to the tune of ‘here we go round the mulberry bush’)

maypole dance

maypole playgroup

First we all went in one direction, wrapping the ribbon, before turning around to unwind. We walked, we skipped, we danced.

And we kept it simple! The children who dance the maypole for Waldorf school fetes have practiced and practiced. Our playgroup children came to it new and fresh this very day.

may pole

maypole base

They looked so joyful as they went round wearing their beautiful flower crowns and with ribbons in their hands. Such a wonderful way to celebrate Spring!

You can read how to make this simple maypole stand here.

Happy Spring everyone, Kelly