Samhain is a big deal in our house. Our family plans its costumes (and cosplay) sometimes years in advance. We participate in a lot of the rituals common in the U.S. for Halloween, and we blend them with the traditional rites of Samhain. Whether you celebrate this holiday on October 31st (fixed date), November 6th (the cross-quarter date), or somewhere in between, there are a number of ways to get your children, both wee and tall to participate.
Visit a Farm
Since many of us have no gardens or only small ones, it is important to help our children connect our food during this time of harvest with the land from which it comes. Several farms hold special events and provide goods to families during this time of year (and some hold nearly year-round activities). From pumpkin patches to corn mazes to herbal labyrinths, it's possible to let your children see food at the end of the growing year. Sunflowers are drooping and have lost their petals, the largest corn has been picked, and all manner of squash have fattened and are ready for eating or carving.