Candles & Soaps

Candles & Soaps

We did it! Making candles can be fun for any age, but adults should help out with pouring the hot wax.  Children can help pick out the color, shape, scent, and any additional decorations used either in the candle, or to decorate the outside once it’s cooled. Wax...
Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market

We did it! Most cities around the US have Farmer’s Markets where you can go to purchase produce, meat, dairy, etc that is fresh and locally-grown. The prices are usually very reasonable and the items are fresh & delicious.  The only down-side is that the...
Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

We did it! Who is a Stranger? Teach your children the difference between strangers, public helpers, and people they know.  Even if someone looks nice and “normal”, they are still a stranger if the child doesn’t recognize them.  Make sure your children know it is...
First Aid/CPR

First Aid/CPR

We did it! Items in a First Aid Kit Adhesive Bandages, Butterfly Bandages, Elastic Roll Bandage, Triangular Bandage, Gauze Pads Alcohol Antiseptic Ointment, Hydrocortisone Cream, Antihistamine Antacid, Diarrhea Medication, Pain Reliever Chemical Heat & Cold Packs...
Auto Emergency Kit

Auto Emergency Kit

We did it! Breaking down on the road can be a scary situation, especially at night or in hazardous weather.  Work with your family to create an Auto Emergency Kit and help ease those fears. Items to Include Jumper Cables Roadside Flares Extra Oil & Antifreeze...
Food Storage

Food Storage

We did it! How Much? The LDS church recommends each family to have enough food for a whole year, but to at least start with a goal of 3 months. At about.com you’ll find a calculator to figure out how much food your family would need for a year.  If you’re just doing a...
Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

We did it! Communication Your family should choose a family member or friend out of town or out of state to be a point of contact in case of a disaster.  That way if you cannot get in touch with each other, you still have someone you all can contact to make sure the...
Campfire Meals

Campfire Meals

We did it! Foil Dinners Simply choose some meat and veggies and wrap them in tin foil.  Then place them on the coals and a little while later you have a delicious meal. Dutch Oven Cooking If you mention a dutch oven at a boy scout meeting, the first thing you’re sure...
Family Home Evening

Family Home Evening

We did it! Start it off Right Well, this whole site is full of ideas you can use for Family Home Evening, so here’s just a few tips to get started on the right foot. Try to start each family home evening with a prayer, scripture, song, and lesson, and maybe some...
Service Meals

Service Meals

We did it! For Who? Families who… Just had a baby Have a family member who is sick, injured, or in the hospital Have had a recent death in the family May have a broken stove or are remodeling their kitchen What to Take It may be a good idea to call ahead and find out...
Swimming

Swimming

We did it! Kiddie Pool If you don’t have a full-size pool, you can always use a kiddie pool whether inflatable or those with rigid sides.  Some even have built-in sprinklers and slides.  Plus you don’t have to worry so much about the kids going under the...
Bike Rides

Bike Rides

We did it! If you haven’t pulled the old bikes out of the shed in a while, why not take them out, do a fun family bike wash, oil up the gears and go for a ride! Around the Yard If you have a good size yard, that’s the safest place for little kids to ride around.  With...