Thursday, January 9, 2014

Epiphany 2014

Epiphany fell on a Monday this year, so we celebrated quietly at home after school. 

Epiphany helps us to officially close the Christmas season, although the story and meaning of Christmas is still very much present in my thoughts right now. 

We began by dry felting an Epiphany bunting for our nature table window.

Then, we baked our Galette de Rois, a Epiphany cake (you can find a link to the recipe here), and hid a pistachio in it. My son, who ate the piece with the pistachio in it, gets to choose a special family activity to do this weekend.

Then, we read the story of the Magi visiting the Christ Child from the children's Bible. After some "Wondering" about the gifts of the Magi, God's gifts to us and our gifts to him, my daughter arranged the pictures of gold, frankencense and myrrh on the nature table. They'll stay there the rest of this week.

For some lovely other Epiphany celebrations, please read what Hilary and Emily's families did as well: 


  1. Sheila, I love the last set of the attractive pictures on the 3 gifts, very visual!
    This year to help children relate better to what myrrh is, I used healing balm/ointment such as Vicks for children to smell and talk about the medicinal effect and healing purposes of myrrh. Here's my Magi story from last Sunday.

  2. Sheila, I love the bunting! What a sweet idea to make seasonal bunting...can't help thinking about other possibilities! And isn't Epiphany the simplest and sweetest of celebrations? I always enjoy it so much after the madness of the run up to Christmas.

  3. Love the bunting too! And the cake isa a fun game too!