Kindermarket 2017

The DaVinci Waldorf School Kindermarket is a magical holiday event – fun for all ages! Children, parents, and even grandparents will enjoy holiday jingle rides, games, crafts, face painting, washable tattoos, whittling, carving, parent-merchants, chair massages, and much more! Plus snacks, treats, warm refreshments, and live music.  ALL are welcome this Saturday, November 18th, from 1-4PM!  Map & Directions


STORY TIME:  Come and enjoy TWO wonderful, spirited stories from one of our beloved Waldorf teachers.  LOVED by kids of all ages, and one of the favorite activities at this event! FACE PAINTING / WASHABLE TATTOOS: A creative team of face painters will be waiting to help bring your child’s imagination to life with beautiful face painting and washable tattoos. REINDEER GAMES:  Play a game or put together a puzzle with friends while waiting your turn at getting an amazing holiday-themed face painting or a washable tattoo!
LITTLE ELVES’ CRAFT SHOP: There are five wonderful activities for children of all ages. Using candy canes and pipes cleaners, children will be making not only tasty, but cute looking reindeers! Children will make their own holiday ornaments using pipe cleaners and cookie cutters, beaded snowflakes and wreaths made of colorful pom poms. Lastly, children will learn how to make their own musical reindeer out of crafting sticks and jingle bells. We will have Elves assisting children with their crafting skills! So much fun in this Craft Shoppe! You don’t want to miss it out! MERRY WHITTLE CHRISTMAS:
Pat Ackles of Pat’s Decoys (and Jessica Vealitzek’s step-dad) will be joining us. He will teach the older children (grade 5 and up) the basics of carving and whittling, and will lead them in the creation of their very own piece, which they will be able to take home! Pat is a self-taught carver, using the flat-plane style of carving that originated in Scandinavia and is popular in modern caricature carving. Stop by; your upper grades child won’t want to miss this!
HOLIDAY JINGLE RIDES:  Toot!  Toot!  All Aboard!  The Holiday Jingle Rides are a must for children ages 2-12.  Weather Permitting…we will have train rides on school grounds.

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Our Elves will help your child select and wrap lovely hand-made gifts for family members. You give your child a little bit to spend (most gifts range between $1-5). The children can then embark on their own shopping excursion in this NO-PARENTS-ALLOWED activity. Children get to experience the spirit of giving, and they love to surprise you!


While kids are shopping, adults can relax and enjoy their friends and family, featuring Da Vinci Waldorf Parent Merchants sharing their talents and passion (Spoiler alert – such as a fresh chocolate straight from the Riverside Chocolate Factory or a Chair Massage or… Come and check it all out! Neeru will be offering 10-minute chair massages in the Winter Wonderland room. Sign Up to secure your spot now!


Rudolf’s Snack Shoppe will serve delicious home-baked desserts, festive snacks & warm and cold refreshments!


No celebration is a true event without some music! Our beloved music/orchestra teacher, Elizabeth English, never ceases to surprise us with her passion for music. Please stop in and enjoy some live music and smooth holiday jazz.

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There are many different ways to volunteer for the Kindermarket.

Kindermarket Crafters Needed

… to create small, handmade gifts/crafts/toys which children may purchase for loved ones in our Children’s Shoppe. Craft ideas and instructions can be found below, or feel free to create your own! Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, and friends of the community are strongly encouraged to make crafts of your own choosing, such as lip balms, knitted items, etc. Any crafty soul will be very welcome and given a free, long hug by the Kindermarket team members! 🙂 If you plan to craft independently, please Let Us Know! If we know what you are making, we can more efficiently plan our group crafting events. Thank you!

Craft Ideas List & Instructions

The crafts below will be done by parents at the “Elves’ Workshop” events and/or by volunteers on their own time.
1. Cinnamon Stick Reindeer ornament
2. Cinnamon Stick Tree ornament
3. Cinnamon Stick Star ornament
4. Match Stick Mason Jar
5. Penny Wreath ornament
6. Tic Tac Toe Game in Burlap bag
7. Holiday Cards
8. Tie Snake Toy

Volunteer Sign-ups (baking, setup, decorating, staffing the event)

Choose a shift for setup and decorating the school on Friday, 11/17, baking snacks ahead of time for Rudolf’s Snack Shoppe, staffing the Snack Shoppe, cleaning up after the event, etc. (Sign-Up Genius links below!) Please click on links to sign-up for a volunteer opportunity and for detailed instructions about what volunteers will need to do at our Kindermarket.

Set up/Decorations and Tear Down
(Elves will be working on decorating the school on Friday, November 17th, once classes are dismissed.  Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to come and help in transforming our hallways and classes into the Magical Winter Wonderland!  And every kind soul, who will stay to sweep the floors after this event will be much appreciated (and may consume anything left in Rudolf’s Snack Shoppe!)
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Greeter/Acorn “Ticket” Sales
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Reindeer Games (Supervisor – 1 hour shifts)
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Holiday Jingle Rides (Ticket Taker)
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Little Elves Craft Shoppe (Supervisor – 1 hour shifts)
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Rudolf’s Snack Shoppe (Supervisor – 1 hour shifts)
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Reindeer Treats Instructions
String Cheese Snowmen

Donate Materials for Children’s Crafts & Activities (Sign up)

The materials are are all available on You can easily order with a few clicks and have them shipped to the school.
Beaded Snowflake Ornament
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Informational PDF
Pom Pom Wreath
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Informational PDF
Candy Cane Reindeer
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Informational PDF
Rudolph Jingle Bell Stick
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Informational PDF
Pipe Cleaner Ornament
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Informational PDF

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