Build a Model Airplane or Car

Build a Model Airplane or Car

You can find a variety of types, styles, and skill levels of models.  Some have less than 10 parts and just need to be put together with glue and painted.  Some are very complex and require carefully following detailed instructions. You can find metal and wood...
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...
Crochet & Knitting

Crochet & Knitting

We did it! Loom Knitting A good way to start teaching kids about knitting is to use a round knitting loom (found at most craft stores). Kids as young as 7 or 8 can learn to use a crochet hook to create simple projects like a square hotpad or scarf. Crochet Lion Brand...
Sign Language

Sign Language

We did it! Start Simple There are many instructional videos for learning sign language, even for babies.  You can start with the alphabet and simple signs like “eat”, “drink”, “mother”, “father”,...
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...
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...
Bread/Rolls

Bread/Rolls

We did it! Rolls Let the kids help from beginning to end so they learn how to add all of the ingredients, kneed the dough, and watch it rise.  They can help form it into balls for rolls as well. Be Creative Even little children have fun forming the dough into...
Cookies/Desserts

Cookies/Desserts

We did it! Cookies Whether you decide to make cookies with a mix or completely from scratch, the kids will love helping to stir the dough, roll it into balls or roll it flat and use cookie cutters. Brownies Kids like to help stir the batter, but most of all to...
Family Meals

Family Meals

We did it! Healthy Choices Having regular family meals can teach kids the importance of eating healthy and helps them avoiding snacking or eating out rather than eating a full nutritional meal. Teens Parents have a huge affect on their teens, believe it or not.  Don’t...
Construction Projects

Construction Projects

We did it! Has Dad been looking for a good excuse to pull out the old tools? Well, if Mom’s been nagging for a project to get done for months, maybe you should start there. But if you want a fun project to start and don’t mind putting in a little elbow grease, check...
Drama

Drama

We did it! If your kids, or maybe the whole family, love to be silly and show off, try a fun night of drama! Whether you want to do a family talent night, skits, or a full-on Broadway Production, a night of laughs and fun can be a great way to bring the family...
Finger Painting

Finger Painting

We did it! Finger painting is fun and easy for people of all ages and the results can be hung up on the fridge, given as gifts to family or friends, or used for other craft projects (such as decoupage onto a plain wooden hat box like you can find at craft stores) It’s...