Spring Equinox is almost here, this year it falls on a Saturday , March 20th, to be exact. Here in Northeast, PA we’ve finally started to thaw out from a very snowy Winter, one I actually really liked. I like to try and be present in every season and just as I love when the warm weather breaks, I love when nature dumps 10 pounds of snow and makes you slow down.
Spring is always exciting. Everything is coming alive again, warming up, days stretch longer into evenings (check with me late Summer when I am 110 percent OVER the 12 billion hour mom day though), those of us who garden are started to really get going with preparation and planting , and everyone is looking forward to getting moving in the sunshine.
The start of a new season is an opportunity to take a pause and reflect on the past season and look ahead into what we hope to accomplish in the upcoming one. By staying present during the change of the seasons, we honor ourselves, nature, and our family unit in all the ways everything is constantly changing, but yet stays the same.
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!
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