Episode 009: Enjoying the Seasons

Sheila and Maria reflect on the seasons of our lives and provide ideas for seasonal activities that can become traditions, create learning opportunities, and allow for a deeper, more meaningful experience of each season within our families.

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes

 In regard to the seasons and the rhythm of our family culture, our focus is on seasonal activities and family traditions. In this episode, we talk about the seasons of life and the making the most of each season through family-centric activities that take advantage of the natural environment and the community around you.

Summertime Activities - Time for Adventure

  • Dinner out in the park or at the beach

  • Take advantage of your geographical location - explore the beach, the desert, the mountains, the forest

  • Go on road trips, camping trips, theme park trips, international trips

  • Visit the Farmers Market

  • Break from the school-year routine

  • Put on a puppet show


Fall Activities - Time for Harvest

  • Picking and harvesting fruit

  • Visit the pumpkin patch

  • Visit the apple orchard

  • Bake apples or fruit pies

  • Celebrations and holidays

  • Practice gratitude

 
Winter Activities - Storytelling

  • Storytelling or reciting poetry

  • Arts and crafts

  • Playing games

  • Roasting and cracking nuts

  • Festivals of Light

  • Sleeping more

  • Evergreen Solstace Spiral

  • Setting intentions for the new year

 
Springtime Activities - New Life

  • Visit a farm to see the baby animals

  • Take a trip to see the wildflowers

  • Raise silkworms

  • Plant a garden or sprouts

  • Enjoy the first harvest of spring at the Farmers Market

  • Honor personal growth

 
Resources From This Episode:
Tasha Tudor, A Time to Keephttps://www.tashatudorandfamily.com/shop/books/product/time-to-keep
Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Long Winterhttps://www.harpercollins.com/9780064400060/the-long-winter/