- printer and paper to print the free PDF-pattern
- pencils, beeswax crayons or waterpaint
- split pin (linchpin)
- non toxic glue
- optional; thread or ribbon
Inspired by Waldorf kindergartens I have designed a week wheel to visualize our week rhythm. The wheel consists of 2 circles and the smaller one is attached to the larger circle with a split pin. The small circle is divided into 7 parts, each part representing a day of the week with the corresponding colour for that day. The child can rotate the wheel each morning for a new day and thus learns the days of the week and their colours.
- After printing the free pattern you can let your child (or yourself)
paint it with watercolours, wax crayons or pencils.
- For extra hold, glue it on cardboard and cut it out.
- Use a split pin (linchpin) to attach the smaller circle to the larger one.
- Glue the arrow from the pattern on cardboard and cut it out.
Decorate it and glue it on top of the larger circle.
Make sure that it overlaps the smaller circle.
- Make a hole at the top if you want to hang the week circle.
Many ancient cultures believed that every day of the week had it's own corresponding planet, colour, scent and grain. This belief was adapted by Waldorf schools around the world;
Monday - Moon - Rice - Purple/violet - Jasmine
Tuesday - Mars - Barley - Red - Clove
Wednesday - Mercury - Millet - Yellow - Copal
Thursday - Jupiter - Rye - Orange - Cedar
Friday - Venus - Oats - Green - Rose
Saturday - Saturn - Corn - Indigo - Myrrh
Sunday - Sun - Wheat - White - Frankincense
- A table cloth in the colour of the day.
- A morning color walk looking for specific colored items.
- A small color arrangement on the coffee table
using flowers, gem stones, playsilks, small (Ostheimer) figurines.
- Snacks of fruits and vegetables in related colours.
- Coloured candleholders with a beeswax candle.
- A clothing detail like a scarf or a brooch.
I feel that focussing on the different colours like this actually intensifies my child's experience of the different days of the week and their rhythm.
Let me end this post by wishing you all a colourful week!