EXPLANATION & INFORMATION
- “The Ancient Celtic Festivals and How We Celebrate Them Today” by Clare Walker Leslie and Frank E. Gerace (for ages 9-12)
- “The Earth Shapers” from the book “Celtic Wonder Tales” by Ella Young (for ages 9-12)
- “The Cailleach of the Snows” from the book “Celtic Memories” by Caitlin Matthews (for ages 8 and up).
- Make candles with beeswax sheets.
- Make candle holders with salt dough.
- Make and decorate a brídeog and Bríd crosses.
- Make a wooly sheep for Imbolc.
- Look for early signs of Spring. What is the first flower to make its way through the thawing soil? What kinds of birds and other wildlife do you see? This is a good time to start a nature journal.
- Do a Spring cleaning of your room, as well as helping the grown-ups clean the rest of the house.
- With a grown-up’s help, make juniper room spray with a few drops of juniper oil (or a sprig of juniper) in a small spray bottle of distilled water. Use this as a spiritual cleanse on Pagan holidays.
- Decorate a nature table with an Imbolc nature scene; put down a white cloth for snow, some green cloth for the greening land, a doll dressed like the goddess Brigit, and some of her animals (swan, cow, sheep, hibernating animals…).
- Help grown-ups with preparing special Imbolc foods.