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Children’s Activities

Holiday Fair Plan Your Visit Children's Activities Puppet Shows – Be sure to catch a performance of a silk marionette puppet show, “The Snow Maiden,” performed by our very own and much loved Kindergarten teachers. Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Woolen Angels – This is a Waldorf classic. Using soft 100% wool roving and a few steps with your hands, create a wispy white angel that will add a natural and ethereal touch anywhere it is hanging.

Shimmering Stars – Brought to us by our own 6th Grade teacher, Mrs. Kaiser, this activity is completed by folding and cutting 6 squares of gold/silver poster board. Once attached, the simple squares bloom into a geometric star of beauty.

Candle Dipping – Dip, Drip, Dunk and Dry! Children create beeswax candles (with supervision by our 2nd Grade parents) by dipping wicks into crock pots of melted wax and then into cool water to harden. Our younger Fair-goers can create candles out of sheets of rolling wax.

Royalty Room – Using Waldorf’s curriculum basic of handwork, children sew together two felt pieces and then decorate them to create a playful tomten hat or a glittered adorned crown.

Balance Challenge – Enjoyed by children of all ages – but especially by our older students – this room features a course of equipment to challenge your child’s balance and agility. Course-goers are guided and assisted by 4th Grade parents. Children 2nd Grade and younger need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, please.

Elf Land – Children are given a wooden disk and set loose with their imaginations to create a home or village for their favorite woodland creatures using moss, colored pebbles and glass, jewels, pine cones, twigs, seed pods, dried flowers and other material from our gardens. Fifth Grade parents guide students and supervise the use of hot glue – this activity can be enjoyed by pre-schoolers with the help of a parent.

Cookie Heaven – 6th Grade students dressed in angelic gowns lead children individually through a lovely illuminated maze to pick out one delicious cookie (gluten-free and vegan cookies available). This activity has the most repeat visitors!

Children’s Shoppe – Our 7th Graders will help your child select and wrap lovely gifts for family members. You give your child a little bit to spend (most gifts range between $1 and $3) and hand them off to one of our students (supervised by teachers and parents). The children can then embark on a their own shopping excursion in this no-parents-allowed activity. Children get to experience the spirit of giving, and they love to surprise you!

Holiday Train – Located at the back of the school in our gated athletic court, the Holiday Train is a must for children ages 1 through 12. Toot Toot! All Aboard! Meet the train and conductor adored throughout Denver – it’s the same train you enjoy at the Children’s Museum! Enjoy our free holiday gift to you!

Horse & Carriage Ride – The Horse & Carriage Ride takes you around our neighborhood. Children love the clip clop clip clop and jingle jingle jingle! Pickup is just outside of the main entrance. The ride is free, our holiday gift to you.


Shopping

Our merchants feature everything from unique and holistic children’s items to handmade goods, books and food.

Let us introduce you to the Best Christmas Tree You’ve Ever Had. We’ve had the same Christmas Tree supplier for years, and they will be back for you next year!

Also, Denver Waldorf School Wreaths have a reputation…for being stunning!

 


DWS Toy and Book Sale

Visit our Toy & Book Sale before the Holiday Fair rush, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6th. Ideal for parents who will be busy with activities during the Fair, this is a great opportunity to shop sans little ones, beat the crowds and to get a first look at all the Book & Toy Sale has to offer.

What makes this book sale great?

For one, books and toys are Waldorf recommended and approved.

Our Book & Toy Sale team work tirelessly throughout the year to find unique and high-quality toys and books recommended by our very own DWS faculty and staff. Featuring everything from finger puppets and premium beeswax crayons to lovely handcrafted wooden trucks and doll carriages, from beloved children’s board books to parenting guides and cookbooks, the Book & Toy Sale has something to offer every holiday shopping budget. And it’s not just about Toys and Books – the sale features ornaments, craft kits, art supplies, candles and more.

While you shop, you’ll also get to enjoy live entertainment on our Festival Stage – all in the Ginny Boone Oppenheim Festival Hall on the Lower Level.


Entertainment

Music is one of the cornerstones of a Denver Waldorf School education, and so it is with our Holiday Fair. Whether it’s enjoying roving accordions at the Holiday Fair entrance or violin and piano solos in Rudolf’s Diner, you will enjoy a variety of live holiday music performed by our talented students, faculty and friends of our school.

Main Stage – Festival Hall
Time Performance
9:15 – 10:00 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra
10:15 – 11:00 Sara Delevoryas’ Strings Students
11:45 – 12:50 Skean Dubh – band
1:00 – 1:30 High School Choir with Mr. McClendon
Cafe Stage – Rudolf’s Diner
Time Performance
10:30 – 11:00 Encanto – Bilingual Trio
11:00 – 11:45 Jenny Thompson, Charley Morris & Chuck Morris – Voice, Violin & Drums
11:45 – 12:00 Jenny Thompson, Oza & Margo Klanjsek – Voice, Guitar, Cello & Piano
12:00 – 12:20 Encanto – Bilingual Trio
12:20 – 1:15 Steve and Ella Bondy – Guitar & Voice
1:15 – 2:00 Jessie Berg’s Strings Students
2:00 – 2:30 Dan Henkel – Accordion

Food

Organic, fragrant, delicious – these are words that come to mind when describing our Holiday Fair culinary delights.

Every year, our Rudolf’s Diner (Lower Level) features breakfast and lunch in the form of baked goods, breakfast burritos, pizza, soups and salad. Have a seat, relax and enjoy the music as our 8th Grade students take your order and serve you gourmet fare.

Or head towards the sizzle of our High School Potato Bar & Grill (behind the school) as High School parents, students and Alumni prepare a menu of all-natural, free-range burgers, nitrate-free hot dogs, baked potatoes, roasted vegetables and baked beans – served with chips and organic sodas.

Learn more about our generous sponsors.