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, together with your child, 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
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…
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
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