Smart Lessons That Are All Fun and GamesChoose an activity and get started! Your kids will love the quality time you spend with them, and in the process, they will learn values to help them learn and grow.
Scavenger HuntYour child will listen to a story—told by you—and go on a scavenger hunt to find objects mentioned in the story.One of the most valuable lessons you can teach your kids is to be good listeners. In this activity, they must use their super listening ears and amazing memory skills to see how quickly they can find 10 common, household items and bring them back to you. You can repeat the story and hunt until they are able to collect all 10 items. What your child will learn:
Yearbook in a BoxHelp your kids learn gratitude and contentment by creating a memory box of your family’s highlights from the year.Let your kids go on a memento-finding mission for vacation photos, awards or certificates, artwork or drawings, recital programs, and so on. Place everything in the box and set a date on your calendar (Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve, maybe) when your family can open the box and go through the contents. When that day arrives, make it a family event! Tell your favorite memories from the year and be grateful for all the fun things you did together.What your child will learn:
Firefighter Kindness KitsTeach your kids to be gracious givers by helping them create a Kindness Kit for your local fire station.Your family will work together to fill a shoebox with goodies—energy bars, candy or snacks—for firefighters. Your kids will decorate the box and write a thank-you card for the firefighters. Then, you’ll deliver the Kindness Kit to your local fire station and thank the firefighters in person. Who knows? You may even get a personal tour of the station!What your child will learn:
Wacky Word BankHave fun with your kids by writing a wacky, Mad Libs-style story about giving, saving and spending—in space!This laugh-out-loud activity reinforces the ideas of working, giving, saving and spending with your kids in a unique way. They will choose words to fill the blanks in the story and then read the story aloud. Watch them giggle until their sides hurt and entertain themselves over and over again!What your child will learn:
Service With a SmileTeach your children to give with a family serving day in your neighborhood or community!Help your kids give back to their community by planning a serving day in your neighborhood. Clean up trash on the street, volunteer at a local charity, or offer to help an elderly neighbor. Giving to others will make your children more aware of the blessings they have . . . and it just feels good.What your child will learn:
Smart CookiesTeach your kids to be thoughtful givers by making and giving away cookies!Children will learn to be thoughtful givers by baking Smart Cookies to give to a neighbor or loved one. They will follow a recipe, work with you to bake the cookies, and create a thoughtful card for the special recipient. And in doing so, they will discover the joy of giving and their power to bless others in fun and surprising ways!What your child will learn: