My favorite book for families who are looking for seasonal cycle/nature focused spirituality is Celebrating the Great Mother
by Cait Johnson. Circle Round
is another good book, but it's more focused on the traditions of Reclaiming Witchcraft and although I feel very connected to that tradition, the activities in the book don't mesh with a lot of our beliefs and I often have to adapt things. Still, I think both books are great, and Circle Round has more stuff for older (tween and up) children.Pooka Pages
is a wonderful resource for pagan children (and parents
We visit our CSA farm and gather food straight from the field. And at home we open the windows/doors and shoo the old energy out while welcoming the harvest in... our family table gets covered with signs of the harvest. Actual food, but also symbols of more abstract things we've "harvested" (like books for knowledge) and pictures of things we're thankful for.
We often celebrate by going on a nature walk, collecting stuff, then turning that stuff into a wreath to go on our door (the base is a grapevine wreath from the craft store, the kiddos can push their treasures into the spaces created by the vines). I usually try to add a few sunflowers to the wreath since sunflowers feel very Mabon to me.
We make magic wands ... during the walk we look for branches, then tie ribbons and bells and glitter and feathers to the branch and parade around our house shaking our wands and spreading happiness for the harvest. The parade usually involves leaving gifts here and there (a bell, a button, a feather, some of the glitter, etc) for the Fair Folk and the spirits of our land. The parade ends at the dinner table and after dinner we leave an offering of a little food/drink outside along with the wands... the wands stay outside (the opposite of a scarecrow that frightens negativity away, the wands get stuck in the ground to spread positive energy), this year I may roll them in peanut butter and seeds as bird/squirrel gifts in the vague hope of distracting those critters from our veggie patch.
And the dinner we share will focus on the harvest... a Three Sister Stew (corn, beans, and squash always but the other ingredients vary based on what we have), home made applesauce with local honey, fried polenta with local butter. Local wine or hard cider for dh and I, local grape juice or apple cider for the kids. Yum!