Monday, September 12, 2011

Mabon With Children

Let me preface this by saying that my blog has changed.  When I started out, it was mainly to write about Wicca from a family practice point of view, and I've sort of gotten away from that.  I'm going to be attempting to put out more family oriented things, but they will be mixed in with the other things I post.

Which brings us to celebrating Mabon with children.  Brianna is old enough to know what is going on most of the time, which makes it a little more exciting - Yule this year is going to be something else!  So what to do with your kids to celebrate Mabon?

- Go on a nature walk.  These are great to do at any Sabbat, but Mabon is my personal favorite for it.  Living in Canada, a nature walk at Mabon means picking up different kinds of fallen leaves, watching the Canadian Geese fly south (and occasionally finding a feather!), picking the last of the clover.

- Make a Green Man leaf collage.  On that nature walk, pick up as many fallen leaves as you can.  Bring them home and glue them in place on some recycled paper in the shape of the Green Man!  If you use egg whites as the glue, then you can recycle or compost the whole project after you're done displaying it.

- Visit an orchard.  If you are lucky enough to live near an apple orchard, they are fabulous places to see!  Kids love picking out all the different kinds of apples.

- Go to the Farmer's Market.  The Farmer's Market in our town ends at the beginning of October, so September is a great time to visit.  There is less produce, so there is so much more good, local entertainment.

What do you like to do with your family at Mabon?

Goddess Bless,

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