Michaelmas is a time to celebrate our inner strength, courage and goodness. The archetypal image of this festival is the Archangel Michael as dragon-slayer. A dragon on the nature table is one of the things that parents can do to bring this festival alive in small children.
I've been sewing these little felt fish for the school's spring fair. They will be sold as part of a game that will include a fishing rod with a magnetic hook, all kept in a little bag that will also be the pond. I have to remember to sew in the paperclip so they will be caught!