Parents: Yule falls on the winter solstice. The day most people count as the first day of winter. Yule is the longest night of the year, at the dawn of new light comes the end of the dark season and the dawn of new light. The temperatures outside are cooling down but for many, the weather will be just right to get outside for a while. This holiday predated Christmas and can be celebrated the same way your family celebrates Christmas or in a whole new way whatever works for you. Here are some ideas for celebrating Yule.
This weeks shopping list:
Baking supplies, birdseed or food scraps
Kids lessons: Yule is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. After today the days will grow longer just a tiny bit each day bringing hope through the long cold winter ahead.
Now is a great time to celebrate the beauty and renewal of winter and to bring some joy into the season. To hunker down with good books and remember how blessed you are for the warmth and comfort around you.
Spend some time with your loved ones making sweet treats to celebrate the season. These snowflake solstice cookies are a fun and simple option.
Take some time to feed the wildlife around your home. This is a simple way to give back to nature and help the animals around you make it through the winter. Make or fill bird feeders or dig in the refrigerator for scraps of food your parents do not mind you placing out for animals. Try to keep the food away from your house towards the back of your yard to avoid attracting unwanted visitors to your home.
Printables, activities, and worksheets
- Yule Printables from Little Acorns
- Yule worksheets from Kids Connect
- Yule cards and gift tags from Coloring Book Of Shadows
- Yule Log Craft from Little Bins For Little Hands
- Twig Star Ornament craft from Cottage Cronicals
Yule Themed Books
The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper
The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice by Carolyn McVickar Edwards
The Winter Solstice by Ellen Jackson