Want to teach your kids the value of hard work and helping others?
Help out at school with your kids!
Most schools have lots of volunteering opportunities and would appreciate your family’s help, even when school isn’t in session. Volunteer together.
You’ll have a great family adventure and make the campus better for everyone.
In this article I’ll highlight several volunteer activities you and your family can do to make a difference at your children’s school.
Why Volunteer at Your Children’s School?
There are boundless opportunities to help out at your kids’ school during summer vacation, on in-service days and other days off.
When you bring your kids along to help, you demonstrate the importance of community service and instill values that they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. Plus, they’ll feel good about contributing to improving their school.
Want to take that a step further and introduce more ways to bring books to life?
Have a family book adventure and help the stories live on.
Teach your kids to make friends with fictional characters from books and they won’t be bored at all this summer.
In this article I’ll show you six fun ways to create book adventures with fictional characters for lots of family fun. They’ll encourage your kids to read more, stretch their imaginations and play.
Why Explore Fictional Characters?
Summer is a time to relax and have fun with your kids. You may be tempted (and they may be begging) to turn on the TV, video games and other electronic devices to cure your kids’ boredom. But it’s healthier to encourage your kids to connect with fictional characters that don’t require an “on” switch.
Books introduce you to an endless range of incredible fictional characters and give you a peek into places and times you may have never imagined—even whole new imaginary worlds. (Dr. Seuss, anyone?)
Looking for a unique gift that combines creativity with acts of kindness?
This creative project contains good deeds that can literally be tied up with a bow!
In this article I’ll show you how to create an “acts of kindness” bouquet with your kids. It’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, teacher appreciation or anytime someone special needs a lift.
Look below for a few variations that are perfect for the male role model in your child’s life, too!
Why Make a Kindness Bouquet?
As a parent, you strive to raise well-rounded kids who think of others. With busy schedules, you need to make the most of every opportunity. Wrapping acts of kindness into a special gift is certainly a way to do that.
Every woman loves a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The only thing a parent, grandparent or teacher loves more is a gift that kids make themselves.
Or would they rather stay inside, glued to the TV or computer?
Want to fix that?
In this article I’ll share 10 ways to lure your kids outside for some fun spring activities and inspire them to stay and play for a while.
Why Outdoor Activities?
It’s important for our children to be involved in outdoor activities and spring is a perfect time to find some fun things to do outside.
After staying inside out of the cold all winter, the change in weather can bring a few challenges: How can you pull your kids away from their electronics? What will entice them to go outdoors? And will they stay there long?
Kids spend enough time inside at school as it is. So, when they have spare time and a beautiful day, it’s important to have some fun outdoor activities ready to go.
Here are 10 items that can help.