Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Activity Ideas For A Family Mabon (FD)

Have a potluck feast with a group of friends and loved ones to celebrate the abundance of the season. Feel the warmth of being part of a community.

Adopt someone in a nursing home. As a family, take your special person baked goodies and colored pictures. Read them books or tell them stories.

Walk around your neighborhood picking up garbage. Do what you can to improve your home and prepare for winter.

Go toLook at old family photo albums or scrapbooks. Try to tell stories about each person in the pictures.

Leave an apple on the grave of an ancestor. Cut an apple in half to showyour children the star inside. This is a reminder that all life is renewed in some way.

Bake cored apples filled with butter and cinnamon as a special treat.

Create decorations for your front door out of colored leaves, pinecones,nuts, acorns and Indian Corn bundles.

Take a walk in a wild place. Gather seedpods and dried plants.

Sing songs and talk about all the things you've done over the summer. Make plans for the winter.

Honor the birds and small animals in the wilderness or by your home by making a birdfeeder or mandala filled with seeds and grain.

Make rattles out of empty gourds and sunflower seeds or seeds collected from nature walks. Use the rattles to make music or scare away bad dreams.

Look at your family habits and figure out what you can do to improve your conservation habits. Can you use less water or recycle more of your garbage?

(Taken from here).

6 comments:

AliceKay said...

"Cut an apple in half to show your children the star inside. This is a reminder that all life is renewed in some way." I've never really thought about that. Kinda neat, isn't it? :)

Intense Guy said...

We are all "star children".

So many really nice ideas in this list!

Rita said...

Lots of fun activities. Have you chosen what you will do? :)

Toriz said...

AK:
Indeed! :)

Iggy:
Absolutely! :)

Rita:
*Shakes head* No. I'd expected to not be able to do anything because of moving, so we have no plans (other than the fact I'm going to another of Owen's storytelling sessions Thursday). So anything I do will be a last minute, spur of the moment type of thing. I'd like to do something, but have no idea what to do... Spent too much time focusing on the move and hadn't given Mabon much thought. I guess in a way though the moving plans kind of count... I mean, it is all about change. ;)

Rita said...

True--A big change!
Maybe you could count your walkies with Kero as taking a walk in a wild place. ;)

Toriz said...

Rita:
Yeah, maybe. :)

Anyway, I'll let you know what I end up doing afterwards.