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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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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

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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 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.

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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)