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 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

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 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

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.