I once met a tiny hedgehog in a Waldorf school, many years ago. The teacher had borrowed him from a friend to introduce him to the little ones of the class. He was so cute & very quiet. Most of the time, he sat on her lap all curled up into a little ball, as there were a lot of hands reaching out to touch him, mine included!
Since then, the only live ones I’ve seen have been scurrying away into the shadows when I happen to be out after dark for some reason. On the other hand, pretend hedgehogs are pretty easy to come by around here – they are very popular in France. Toy versions come in all styles & I have bought quite a few hedgehog Christmas ornaments (oh, & BTW owls are popular as festive ornaments, too !)
They are such quiet little beasts & rather shy. This fall, I thought I’d like to make one (or more) for our homeschool. Here is a little KNIT one I made to use as a story prop during circle-time. He often visits us when a soft-spoken character is needed during one of my stories . He also enjoys spending time in our garden & likes to hide among the pinecones on our Fall Nature Table too !
The Littlest Hedgehog
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The Littlest Hedgehog was first published on Handwork Homeschool – ©2010-7