Family Ideas to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate the solstice. I like to do the same flow each solstice season but with slight tweaks typically the craft activity based on Jalens age each year.
Sunrise yoga, meditation or pranayama is a great way to start the day even if your kiddos join you for 5 minutes. It’s also International Yoga Day on the solstice!
I like to create sun tea which I did as a child with my mom each summer. Add water into a glass jar with a top, place a bag or two of tea into the water and let the sun warm it up. You can add the tea amount and water depending your preference for the strength of the tea.
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Make a craft
Make a craft- This year we will be making multiple hand prints and painting them yellow. We will glue and form the handprints into the shape of a flower and add black or brown tissue paper crumpled up and glue to the center of the flower. Next green construction paper for the stem.
I like to have either a strawberry shortcake, or cupcake or bake a summery treat that I let my kiddo pick out each year.
Make a time capsule
Make a time capsule- Everyone writes down what their goals, hopes, or major milestones that happened the past year. You can also do this from solstice to solstice and open your 6 month check-in letter to yourself.
Bonfire & Cookout
Finally we finish with grilling out enjoying summer foods and having a bonfire and while Jalen is up roasting marshmallows for a treat!
What do you like to do for the solstice?