This past year we have embraced the idea of celebrating the changing of the seasons in addition to and some times in place of religious celebrations that take place at this time. I was raised in a Baptist household but have not been religious since the age of about 13, so finding other ways for my family to celebrate these occasions has been a goal of mine for a while.
I’ve found that celebrating the equinox days and the changing of the seasons feels right for us and fits our belief systems well. By taking pause to reflect on the past season and look ahead into what we hope to accomplish in the upcoming one we honor ourselves, nature, and our family unit.
Here are a few nice ideas I have come across for celebrating the upcoming Spring Equinox, with littles, and a few for grown-ups as well…
This list of Children’s Books to that Welcome Spring comes from Naturally Educational and has some great pics for exploring Spring with littles. A favorite title of mine is
This mud paint activity looks like so much fun and perfect for those puddly, muddy days
A beautiful Spring ornament for adults or the family to make together
Hang this in the home as a reminder of Spring’s purpose…
And of course we can’t forget the eggs…
“Celebrate Spring by painting eggs, an ancient symbol of fertility”
Two men and a little farm share a great natural dye list for eggs…
Another visual list of natural dyes from The Dailybasics.com
Some beautiful ideas for a grown-up Spring dinner party from Brit & Co.
And don’t forget this perfect Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail found on MarthaStewart.com
Do you have any special ways to celebrate Spring? Share them below!