Yule Activity Ideas

  • Grains and seeds, and the feeding of creatures have been associated with Yuletide holidays for hundred of years in Europe. To continue this tradition why not feed our feathered friends as a family project? See who comes to visit your little sanctuary and identify them with a field guide.
  • Hang popcorn balls made with honey on trees for wild birds or string a popcorn chain and drape it around the trees.
  • Make a wreath out of pine boughs that the family collects on a family outing. Put the wreath in a visible location, such as on the front door, on an inside wall, or in the center of the dining table. When summer solstice arrives it may be burned in the bonfire.
  • Make an “Advent” calendar
  • Make a Yule log. Drill three holes in it to hold three candles of white, red, and black. (Don’t let the candles burn down *into* the wood!) Or go to our craft section where we give even more ideas for the Yule log including types of woods, herbs and flowers to decorate with all their correspondences. For more ideas see the craft section below.
  • Bake Sugar Sun Cookies
  • Make your very own Yule cards to send to friends and family
  • Go out and find a special log to decorate and light on Yule night
  • Keep a candle lit throughout the night to encourage the Sun to keep it company. Make sure the candle is in a safe place where it can’t accidentally set your home ablaze.
  • Create a ritual of re-birth. Let it begin with all in darkness, and, throughout the ritual, light candles until you are surrounded by warmth and brightness. Move from the womb to the full light of a summer’s day!
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen, and make a commitment to be there at other times throughout the year; there are those less fortunate than you… share what you can with them.
  • Donate to food-banks. Be an anonymous giver.