from guest poster, Monica @ The Homespun Heart
I don't know about you - but I love to celebrate even the changing of the seasons with my children. Sometimes these include opportunities for hospitality and sometimes they are just for my children. But, that is being hospitable to my own too isn't it?!
Here are a few ideas:
First Day of Spring: This is when we do our Easter baskets, egg hunt, dyeing eggs and all those things usually done on Easter. This helps us to reserve Easter for Jesus and His death and resurrection. Bunny biscuits, spring wreath, decorate, etc...
First Day of Summer: You're all about to think I'm a terrible mom because I (gasp) let my children eat ice cream for breakfast on the first day of summer! It's only one day a year and I bet they won't forget it! :) It was a fun day to introduce homemade bubbles and a trip to the neighbors pool as well!
May Day: This is a great way of taking hospitality to someone else! Save tin cans or juice cans and decorate them before planting inexpensive bedding plants (pansies are my favorite for this!) - then deliver all together with your little ones!
First Day of Fall: Have a Scavenger hunt to find lunch or make cookies to reach out to neighbors! Or how about this for the mommies?
Snow Party: I used to live in Colorado and just love snow! Now that I live in the south, we don't see it very often and I thought why not bring some snow to my life and to my children by having a snow party!?
Homespun Harvest Party: This is one that I've done several times. I didn't do it this past year and my oldest has already requested we resume it next Fall! This is old-fashioned fun at its absolute best! Bob for apples, sack races, homemade donuts and taking home a pumpkin - this is a great way to celebrate Fall!
Caroling: how about singing Christmas Carols to your neighbors? Here are some fun ideas for this one!
Do you have a favorite way of celebrating seasons with your children and/or as an opportunity for hospitality? I'd love to hear about it!