FAMILY & NEIGHBORHOOD
PROJECTS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR KIDS

THERE ARE LOTS OF FUN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR KIDS TO ENCOURAGE CALM, FUN INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY INTERACTION AND CREATE MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFETIME.

FAMILY GARDENING

A family garden is a great way to create a project that everyone can nurture, sow, grow and see results. Benefits are many, whether your garden is inside or out:

1. Teaches delayed gratification

2. Relaxation, calm and peace

3. Family unity & bonding

4. Strengthens family connection and communication

5. Outdoor gardening is the best defense against osteoporosis (Vit. D from the sun & a weight-bearing exercise)

6. Vitamin D for everyone when outdoors

7. Cleansing fresh air when outdoors

8. Great nutrition and a willingness from kids to eat what they grow

9. Healing and empowering

10. Reduces stress and improves physical fitness

11. Builds confidence, self-esteem and self-worth

12. Teaches love for our planet

PAINTING TOGETHER

Inside, outside, murals, pictures, fences, handprints, all family fun, creative and can be a calming, relaxing activity.

FAMILY TRIPS THAT ENCOURAGE CALM

A family or neighborhood trip is exciting, fun, relaxing and builds family connection

PLACES TO GO...

1. water areas like marinas and beaches

2. Airplane parks located near major airports

3. Trip to the Zoo or local pet store

4. Local parks and hiking trails

5. Nature centers/butterfly parks/bird sanctuaries

6. Museums

7. Community Concerts/Movies

8. Library/Story times

9. Ice Skating rinks

10. Swimming Pools

11. Fire Stations

12. Train Stations

13. Local School Playgrounds

14. Picnic

15. Camping

16. Tell us where you went

CHARITABLE JOURNEYS with Family Crafting

Make crafty gifts to give to:

1. Hospitals

2. Senior Centers

3. Homeless Shelters

4. Community Help Centers

5. Military gift packages

6. Wildlife Conservatories

7. Ronald McDonald Houses or local support housing for families

MORE FUN, RELAXING STUFF

1. Puzzles

2. Exercising

3. Board Games (non-electronic)

4. Musical Instruments

5. Listening to music

6. Sidewalk Chalk/Coloring/Painting

7. Scavenger Hunts (inside or out)

8. Work together to un-clutter your home

9. Fidgets

10. Soothing Bath

PETS

Proven to calm the mind and soul.

Fish, Cats, Dogs, reptiles... research, visit shelters, find one to brighten your days.