Story for Winter Solstice

Today at the library, I discovered a beautiful book about the Winter Solstice that I want to share with you!

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The Longest Night by Marion Dane Bauer tells the story of the snow-filled forest on the longest night of the year. Who will be able to bring back the sun?

Accompanied by beautiful watercolor pictures, this sweet story ends: “And with the song of one small bird and the sun’s answering smile the journey toward spring begins.”

This book would be the perfect family read aloud in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. 

Looking for a solstice craft to make with your children? Try this Winter Solstice Sun Craft.

You can find my list of over 50 Winter Holiday Books for Reading and Giving here.

And if you are looking for more ideas to celebrate the Solstice, have a look at my guide, Celebrating the Seasons: Winter. This guide is full of verses, songs, more story ideas, how to create a Solstice spiral, and make a simple shadow puppet theater. Available individually or as part of my Guidebooks Bundle.

Happy Solstice to all!

 

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6 thoughts on “Story for Winter Solstice

    1. Oh, I think you’ll really like it! Different animals gruffly say they’ll bring back the sun, but the wind sighs “not you.” I love those little chickadees!

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