Volunteering as a family can be a great way to spend time with your loved ones while teaching children to think larger than themselves and instilling values such as kindness and compassion.
To motivate your family and build excitement about volunteering, it’s important to align the volunteering opportunity with the interests of your family members. This also can help children to look forward to the opportunity, rather than viewing it as a chore.
Ready to find some family volunteer opportunities? First, take our quiz to find an option that meet’s your family’s lifestyle:
Imagine yourself as a character in a monster movie, do you have what it takes to survive?
It’s nearly Halloween, and there’s no better way to get your family in the Halloween mood than by dimming the lights and watching a spooktacular movie.
Make some popcorn, grab a blanket (to cover your eyes when it gets too scary) and settle in for a good scare. Of course you’re safe from evil doers, ghosts and goblins while on your living room couch, but how would you fare against popular Halloween monsters if you were a character in a scary movie? Put your survival skills to the test.
What do you want your children to remember about growing up in your home? What memories would you like your grandchildren to form as they grow older? Perhaps you want your children to remember bringing canned goods to a food bank every Hanukkah or for Christmas Eve. Or maybe you want your grandchildren to cherish the annual spring break trips you took to your family’s lakeside cabin. Passing on customs and traditions to your children is important.
Children often require structure, especially when their parents are away from home. When babysitters come over for a few hours, some parents may prefer that the children maintain their routine while being entertained. A list of planned activities can help the time pass faster and prevent behavioral issues. Whether you are a neighborhood babysitter, a friend or relative, keep this list of fun activities and games handy, for when you need to keep kids’ boredom at bay.
Tis’ the season to test your holiday trivia knowledge.
For many of us, the winter holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. From family gatherings to gift-giving to religious observances, there are many ways to find meaning and create memories.
Whether you observe Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, you have a wealth of customs and traditions to carry you through the season. Before things get too hectic, take a few moments to test your knowledge about the holidays with this winter holiday quiz: