Challenge 21 – To grow something from seed.

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.

Challenge 19 – Bee Curious

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

Challenge 18 – to make one mindful change to reduce your plastic usage this Christmas

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

Challenge 16 – to donate a food item to your local food bank.

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.

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

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

Challenge 8 – Give yourself permission to unplug for 24 hours

Your challenge this week: To ask yourself what memories you could make by giving yourself permission to switch off all technology for 24 hours. This challenge encourages the following values: Resilience, Gratitude, Resourcefulness, Optimism, Patience, Commitment, Serenity. What you need to complete your challenge this week: Switch the power button to 'off' on your laptop, … Continue reading Challenge 8 – Give yourself permission to unplug for 24 hours

Challenge 7 – to become a Volunteer, be it a small gesture of goodwill or regular commitment.

Your challenge this week: to volunteer your time for a good cause… “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~Oscar Wilde This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Courage, Responsibility, Gratitude, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Compassion, Optimism, Patience, Commitment. What you need to complete your challenge this week: To think about WHO … Continue reading Challenge 7 – to become a Volunteer, be it a small gesture of goodwill or regular commitment.

Challenge 6 – to make your home a place for self-expression and not first impression (spring cleaning with purpose)

Your challenge this week: to spring clean a little space in your life and make room for something meaningful - a lesson in letting go and taking pride in what you consider important to you. Spend 2 hours (or 30 minutes or a day) clearing out a cupboard or wardrobe which you’ve been meaning to … Continue reading Challenge 6 – to make your home a place for self-expression and not first impression (spring cleaning with purpose)

Challenge 4 – to learn some basic sign language

Your challenge this week:  To learn some basic sign language so that you can communicate with more people in the world. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Courage, Responsibility, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Compassion, Optimism, Patience, Commitment. What you need to complete your challenge this week: The Internet or a course, a book, a leaflet or … Continue reading Challenge 4 – to learn some basic sign language