Welcome to Grandma’s Grimoire, where we believe that magic is all around us, especially when shared with our loved ones. In this blog post, we’ll explore enchanting activities you can enjoy with your kids that blend familiar childhood rituals with a touch of mystical charm. Whether it’s making wishes on wishbones or brewing simmer pots, these magical adventures will inspire wonder and create cherished magical memories.
1. Wish-Bone Divination
Remember those turkey or chicken wishbones from Thanksgiving dinners? It turns out they can be a powerful tool for young witches too. Encourage your kids to make wishes on wishbones, just like they do with those holiday dinners. Explain that this is a form of divination, a way of connecting with the unseen. After making their wishes, bury the wishbones in the garden, allowing the Earth to work its magic and manifest their desires.
2. Magical Gratitude Ritual
Teaching gratitude is a wonderful way to infuse magic into everyday life. Create a gratitude jar where each family member can jot down something they’re thankful for every day. At the end of the week or month, gather around and read aloud the notes, amplifying the positive energy and teaching your children the power of gratitude.
3. Tooth Fairy’s Treasure Jar
Losing a tooth is a rite of passage for many kids, and it’s also an opportunity for enchantment. Help your child craft a special jar for their tooth fairy visits. Decorate it with glitter, stars, and fairy motifs. Leave a small offering for the tooth fairy, like a tiny crystal or a flower. This not only adds a touch of magic but also teaches your child about the beauty of giving and receiving.
4. Easter Bunny’s Enchanted Eggs
Easter egg hunts are a fun springtime ritual that can take on a whole new level of magic when you hide colorful eggs filled with magical surprises. Each egg can contain a small crystal, a written intention, or a tiny scroll with a positive message. This mystical twist on a classic tradition will have your kids eager to embark on their magical egg hunt.
5. Magic Mists for Monster Repellent
Bedtime can sometimes be challenging for little ones who fear monsters under the bed. Empower them by creating “Magic Mists” in spray bottles filled with scented water or calming essential oils. Encourage them to spritz their rooms before bedtime, knowing that the magic mist will keep the monsters away. You can even turn this into a fun craft project by decorating the spray bottles with protective symbols.
6. Simmer Pot Spell
Introduce your children to the world of kitchen witchery by creating a simmer pot together. Use common kitchen ingredients like cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange peels. Discuss the magical properties of each ingredient, and let your kids choose what they’d like to manifest. As the pot simmers, explain how their intentions are filling the air, creating a cozy, enchanted atmosphere.
7. Simple Spell Jars
Encourage your kids to delve into the world of magic by creating personalized spell jars. These jars can be tailored for various purposes. For instance, a ‘Good Dreams Spell Jar‘ filled with calming lavender and soothing amethyst can promote peaceful sleep. Alternatively, for a ‘Confidence Jar,’ consider adding rosemary for mental clarity and a small tiger’s eye stone or a yellow ribbon as a symbol of strength and self-esteem.
While assembling the jars, take the opportunity to teach them about the significance of each ingredient and the power of intention, thereby fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of magical practices.
8. Garden Magic
If you’re fortunate to have a garden, involve your children in planting magical herbs and flowers. Share with them the folklore and uses of each plant. They can also create small garden altars or fairy garden houses to invite magical beings into your outdoor space. It’s a wonderful way to connect with nature and spark their imagination.
9. Moonlight Intentions
On a clear night, take your kids outside to make wishes on stars or offer intentions to the moon. Explain how celestial bodies can amplify their desires. To make it even more magical, craft paper lanterns with their wishes and release them into the night sky, watching their dreams take flight. Refer to our moon calendar and plan your intentions according to the phase of the moon.
10. Storytelling and Spellwork
Stories have a unique way of transporting us to magical realms. Share enchanting tales with your kids that involve magic, spells, and witches. Afterward, encourage them to create their own “spells” based on the story’s themes. This not only nurtures their creativity but also deepens their connection to the world of magic and wonder.
These magical activities are not only delightful but also provide valuable lessons about intention, gratitude, and the interconnectedness of all things. So, gather your little witches and embark on these enchanting adventures together. As you weave magic into everyday life, you’ll create lasting magical memories and nurture a deeper appreciation for the mystical world around us.
Stay tuned for more magical insights from Grandma’s Grimoire, and may your days be filled with wonder and enchantment.
For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Grandma. I was fortunate to have two wonderful grandmothers while I was growing up and I have many happy memories of each of them. Today, I live in a “Grandmother’s House” where my husband and I enjoy lots of time with our family. In addition to my role as Grandma to seven grandchildren, I am a daughter, a wife, a mother of three grown children, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a writer, an artist … and a witch.
✨Grandma’s Grimoire✨ is a collection of family wisdom interwoven with a touch of magick. Our goal is to create a living and lasting legacy that we hope will inspire our future generations as well as anyone who is drawn to it.