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« Topic Start: July 20, 2010, 03:37:29 pm »

I am part of a pagan playdate group and we are designing our first sabbat for our kids, who range in age from 1 month to 5 years (my son will be 6 months at the time of the sabbat).

We have some basic ideas of how to proceed, but most activities designed for kids are aimed at kids at least 2 years old. Anyone with small children have some good ideas for this sabbat for kids?

For info on what we have talked about, read the blog post here:
http://parentingbythelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2010/06/ideas-for-lughnasad.html

Thanks for the feedback!
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« Reply #1: July 20, 2010, 05:39:02 pm »

I am part of a pagan playdate group and we are designing our first sabbat for our kids, who range in age from 1 month to 5 years (my son will be 6 months at the time of the sabbat).

We have some basic ideas of how to proceed, but most activities designed for kids are aimed at kids at least 2 years old. Anyone with small children have some good ideas for this sabbat for kids?

For info on what we have talked about, read the blog post here:
http://parentingbythelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2010/06/ideas-for-lughnasad.html

Thanks for the feedback!

I'm not sure what a kid younger than two CAN do other than *be there* or *be elsewhere* .. other than maybe feed them the blessed whatnot?
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« Reply #2: July 20, 2010, 10:05:39 pm »

I'm not sure what a kid younger than two CAN do other than *be there* or *be elsewhere* .. other than maybe feed them the blessed whatnot?

Gonna have to agree.  I didn't bring my boys to events until they were able to actively participate in circle. 

Outside of putting kiddo in a front pack and hoping they hang in there for the allotted time it's kind of limited.
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« Reply #3: July 21, 2010, 07:55:23 am »

I'm not sure what a kid younger than two CAN do other than *be there* or *be elsewhere* .. other than maybe feed them the blessed whatnot?

I agree too. I have two, two year olds and I think the best you can ask for is for them to play nice. lol. You could maybe have them decorate an altar or something, but they are going to have no idea whats going on.
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« Reply #4: July 21, 2010, 08:38:09 pm »


Thanks for the feedback!

I agree with the others about how rituals really aren't going to cut it for young children but if you want activites for babies and toddlers that relate to the sabbat then it should be doable. Obviously the younger the child the more tokenistic the activity but even a very young baby can use their senses to explore items which are symbolic for your group. For example if you are use wheat or corn in your imagery, then children can have a bowl (or tub) of kernals to play in. slightly older children could help stir bread or muffin mix and everyone can smell bread cooking. If you have any talented people in your group someone could make up a childrens song (I'm thinking like christmas songs here).

If I'm completely on the wrong page here apologies but you never know what might be helpful.  Smiley
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« Reply #5: July 21, 2010, 09:17:35 pm »



If I'm completely on the wrong page here apologies but you never know what might be helpful.  Smiley

NO! You are exactly on the mark. I am not talking about taking a small child to an adult ritual where they will be bored. I am talking about designing a sabbat for them specifically- with activities that they can relate to.

Our group decided today on bread baking in the shape of the god to be sacrificed. Kids will be able to make their own bread god (similar to a gingerbread man) or at least get sticky (for ones my kid's age!) Then we will bake and eat, talk about harvest and sacrifice!

Frankly, most adult rituals are boring too! I am excited planning the kids' sabbats now- as they are much more joyful, embodied, and engaging than many adult rituals I've been to! Whee!
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« Reply #6: July 22, 2010, 12:13:56 am »


Fingerpainting, maybe? I have no kids so I don't know if its an age appropriate thing XD
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« Reply #7: July 22, 2010, 04:03:21 am »

Fingerpainting, maybe? I have no kids so I don't know if its an age appropriate thing XD

Fingerpainting is always appropriate at any age. Considering my love of art.. I would love to do fingerpainting as an activity during a festival. I actually think I have the tools to do so.. hmm..

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« Reply #8: July 22, 2010, 07:22:10 am »

Fingerpainting, maybe? I have no kids so I don't know if its an age appropriate thing XD

With little-little kids who are likely to put everything in sight in their mouth, you have to watch what your materials are and make sure they're nontoxic.  Other than that, though, it should work for just about any kid who can sit up and has some degree of motor control over their hands.  My daughter started fingerpainting with colored pudding well before she was even a year old.

I don't know if the one-month-old mentioned in the original post will be able to manage it, but by six months I'd think there's a decent chance at least...  (And I'm not sure if there is much a one-month-old can manage, anyway.  At that age they're focused on eat/sleep/cry/poop, pretty much.  You could show them pictures or sing them songs, I guess, but I wouldn't expect a lot of participation.)
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« Reply #9: July 22, 2010, 09:49:47 am »

My daughter started fingerpainting with colored pudding well before she was even a year old.

How awesome is THAT! I am stealing that idea!

I don't know if the one-month-old mentioned in the original post will be able to manage it, but by six months I'd think there's a decent chance at least...  (And I'm not sure if there is much a one-month-old can manage, anyway.  At that age they're focused on eat/sleep/cry/poop, pretty much.  You could show them pictures or sing them songs, I guess, but I wouldn't expect a lot of participation.)

When my son was a month old, we included him in a small Imbolc ritual. Actaully, he was younger. Less than a month. We were tired parents, and he was totally blobular. But the blog post that talks about what we've done with him so far is here (Imbolc, Oestara, Beltaine, Midsummer):
http://parentingbythelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2010/06/ideas-for-lughnasad.html 

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« Reply #10: July 22, 2010, 04:11:53 pm »


For the older kids, maybe a really simple art project based on your trad's ideas of Lughnasadh - coloring pictures of bread and corn, or gluing eyes and other bits on corn husks. You could even have them help make felt hand puppets and have a brave adult volunteer tell them an interactive story about the holiday. (No idea what your core myths or gods are - the first thing that pops in my mind is something like "And today is when we thank the Sun God for all the work he's done to make the crops grow! What sort of food do you like that grows from the ground? What sort of things come from wheat and corn? Well the Sun God helps us make all those foods!" Etc. etc.)
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« Reply #11: July 30, 2010, 12:16:41 am »

For those who are interested, tonight the post is going up in the blog about what we did at Pagan Playdate's Lughnasadh!

http://parentingbythelightofthemoon.blogspot.com

Pictures, too!
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