I cannot believe that Lughnasadh is only a week away. I somehow managed to once again underestimate the amount of work required by the garden and lost track of time. Now, I am in full Lughnasadh planning mode. To help you and your little ones celebrate the upcoming Sabbat, I wanted to share a free printable Lughnasadh coloring book. After all, isn’t there something magical about blank coloring pages and crayons?
Inspiration for the Coloring Book
So far, we have spent most of July harvesting and canning. This led to many discussions about food sources and sustainability. I plan to incorporate these themes into Lughnasadh going forward. We are making more steps in the right direction every year, but there is always room for improvement.
I am currently reading Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. The tagline is “Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder”. I am not sure what I expected from the book, but so far it has provided a lot of food for thought. My childhood was spent in the woods playing house. Pine straw marked the walls. I vividly remember telling my Grandmother about the fairies in the trees. It was my home away from home. Louv’s argument is that the majority of children today live primarily indoors. One child remarked that he preferred to stay indoors because there were electrical outlets inside. I am still trying to process that comment. That thought would have never crossed my mind when I was growing up.
How will the next generation connect with nature if they hardly ever go outside? How will they learn basic gardening skills if no one ever teaches them? I certainly never learned about gardening in school. I definitely do not know the answers to these questions or the others posed by Louv, but I want to contribute toward change however that I can even if it is just with coloring books and worksheets.
Description of the Coloring Book
The pdf contains eight different coloring pages. Since this is the first harvest, I focused on fruits and vegetables. The coloring book highlights thirteen different varieties of produce. They are pictured and labeled for easy reference and to help reinforce spelling.
My hope is that it will facilitate discussions about food sources, fruits and vegetables at your homestead. I want every little one to know that carrots are a root vegetable and that pumpkins grow on a vine. And that food doesn’t magically appear on grocery store shelves.
Download the Coloring Book
Please note: This free printable is a gift from me to you and cannot be sold, transferred or altered, in any way, without my written consent. Please share the link with family and friends so others can download their own copy.
Looking for other Lughnasadh activity pages? Download our free Lammas Maze printable.
I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Sabbat! I am already working on more coloring books and other printables. If there is something in particular that you would like to see, please leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you.