Your challenge this week: Show those who are out doing what they can to help and protect us some thanks. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Responsibility, Gratitude, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Resilience, Optimism, Patience, Commitment. What you need to complete your challenge this week: Paper Pens and paints Sellotape Window chalks Computer and printer if … Continue reading Challenge 22 – Show some love for the heroes
Your challenge this week: is to grow something from seed. This challenge can be as simple or complicated as you have the time or resources to make it. Ultimately, its an opportunity for you to spend an hour or two outdoors with your children, doing some gardening and trying your hands at growing something, flowers, … Continue reading Challenge 21 – To grow something from seed.
Your challenge this week: Do you have a plant that needs splitting or a cake that is too big for just your family to eat? Have you cleared out your children's clothes or toys and could pass them on to new and grateful owners... the challenge this week is to share the love and pay … Continue reading Challenge 20 – Share the love
As I haven't written much for a while I thought I might reintroduce myself and give you a little reminder about what this blog is all about... The brief version is that my Dad was a Philosopher and he wrote about morals and ethics. We talked for hours about how challenging it was raising children … Continue reading What is this blog all about?
Your challenge this week: to sit and watch bees in the garden or the park and talk to your children about why they are so important. To get creative and discover ways that we might easily encourage more little bees to make their homes nearby or contribute to an insect survey. This challenge encourages the … Continue reading Challenge 19 – Bee Curious
Your challenge this week: to make one simple and thoughtful change this Christmas to reduce the amount of plastic your family uses. Before you are put off please let's begin by being reasonable and realistic here, there is no expectation for you to boycott all plastic. It's an impossible and unrealistic ask. Instead, learn a … Continue reading Challenge 18 – to make one mindful change to reduce your plastic usage this Christmas
Your challenge this week: what better way to show you care than with a gift of chocolate! This week, introduce your children to the joy that is making chocolate bark. Melt it, drizzle it, decorate it with marshmallows and give it to friends in bags with bows. This challenge encourages the following values:Kindness, Gratitude, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Patience, … Continue reading Challenge 17 – to create and gift some homemade chocolate bark
Your challenge this week: to choose one or two items at the supermarket to donate to the local food bank. Talk to your children about food banks and discuss some of the issues surrounding food poverty. Take them to the shops to buy a few items and donate them to a food bank. This challenge … Continue reading Challenge 16 – to donate a food item to your local food bank.
Picture the scene. The weekend arrives with exhausted gratitude and you awake to the morning light glowing around the edges of the curtains. Low on the horizon, the sun shines through the window and, upon stepping out from under the covers into the chilly bedroom air, peering eagerly through the window you see the morning … Continue reading Mini kitchen table challenge – relive your childhood and inspire in your children a lifelong love of the humble conker
Your challenge this week: to make a very simple birdfeeder using just pinecones, lard and birdseed, and then watch your garden birds go crazy for the extra food over the winter. It's a child-friendly project which I know you, your children, and the birds will find hugely rewarding. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Responsibility, … Continue reading Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds