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Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds

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

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Mini kitchen table challenge – Get creative with a butternut squash or a little pumpkin and some pens…

In addition to my regular(ish) fortnightly family challenges, I will now occasionally throw in some little Sunday afternoon crafty activities that you can do at your kitchen table.  My mad ideas don’t always work but I’ll share the ones that do from time to time, you never know when you’ll need some wet afternoon activity inspiration…… Continue reading Mini kitchen table challenge – Get creative with a butternut squash or a little pumpkin and some pens…

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Challenge 14 – to eat pancakes for breakfast this weekend

Your challenge this week: to eat pancakes for breakfast, to be as indulgent with your TOPPINGS as your TIME spent with your family around the table. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Courage, Gratitude, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Patience. What you need to complete your challenge this week: At least 1 hour 100g of flour, 2… Continue reading Challenge 14 – to eat pancakes for breakfast this weekend

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Challenge 13 – to turn a forage into a feast

Your challenge this week: to turn a forage into a feast, from hedgerow to jar.  This challenge will give your children an insight into how a day out picking blackberries can, in a few short hours provide us something tasty to put on a crumpet! This challenge encourages the following values: Courage, Responsibility, Gratitude, Generosity,… Continue reading Challenge 13 – to turn a forage into a feast

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Challenge 12 – to take your children to a local festival

Your challenge this week: to find a local festival for you and your family to enjoy some good food, good drink and good music. Find something new to experience and somewhere new to explore (or stick to what you know, I love food, therefore, I love a food festival – it’s a safe bet!) This challenge… Continue reading Challenge 12 – to take your children to a local festival

Creativity · Generosity · Gratitude · Kindness · Patience · Resourcefulness · Summer

Challenge 11 – to keepsake your children’s achievements

  Your challenge this week: to gather together your children’s artwork, certificates, memories or mementoes and collate, display them or gather them in a safe place that can be kept and reminisced over in the future. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Gratitude, Creativity, Resourcefulness, Patience, Commitment. What you need to complete your challenge… Continue reading Challenge 11 – to keepsake your children’s achievements

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Challenge 10 – to catch a sunrise or a sunset

Your challenge this week:  Set your alarm clock or stay up late and catch a sunrise or a sunset with your family or a friend. This challenge encourages the following values: Gratitude, Resourcefulness, Optimism, Patience, Commitment, Serenity. What you need to complete your challenge this week: Keep a close eye on the weather forecast. Plan where… Continue reading Challenge 10 – to catch a sunrise or a sunset