Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being.
These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.
But great family relationships don’t just happen..
Welcome to My Discovery Destination!
Discovery Family Adventures
where your family can find plenty of opportunities to
The Discovery Family Adventures provide ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.
Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves
and to support parents in raising happy, successful, resilient kids in an exciting,
but sometimes turbulent and dangerous world.
Choose from the Adventures listed below
(or design your own family adventure!)
Let kids use their creativity to decorate the house and explore their own unique style.
Review the suggestions below and then work together as a family to decorate your home for Spring- flowers, Easter, Earth Day! Whatever your family style is, there is room for everyone to get involved. To allow each child to explore their own unique style you may want to let each family member decorate one room in the house, or let everyone decorate their own room and then give each child an opportunity to present their work to the family and explain why they chose to do what they did.
Let the kids choose a new decoration.
Let the kids help make the decorations.
Once the kids have helped with decorating the main part of the house, let them choose, or make, some decorations for their personal room or space.
Acknowledge the work that each family member did in the decorating. For example, "Susan chose that particular decoration to go on the table. Isn't it a perfect place for that?" or "TJ designed that whole section of the room. Isn't is amazing!?!"
Take time to sit down as a family and just admire the work that was done.
If you notice developing talents be sure to encourage them. For example, if you notice that a child is developing a real talent with art, sign them up for an art class, or take them to an art display. If you see that a child is interested in photography, ask them to take some pictures for the next month's decorations. If you see that a child is interested in the needlepoint decoration you have, teach the how to do needlepoint (or find someone that can!)
Of course, a family movie night or family game night in the newly decorated space is always a fun way to enjoy everyone's hard work.
Enjoy some time as a family decorating your house for the season. March is a great time for leprechauns and clovers, basketballs, Dr. Seuss and books and all kinds of art.
Decorating your home is a great time to spend some quality time as a family creating the right mood and feel for this special month. It is also a great opportunity for kids to use their creativity, explore design concepts, and discover their own unique style. You may want to use decorations you have in storage , or you may want to take time to create new decorations.
Whatever fits your family style-- just take a few minutes this week to spend time together with a focus on seasonal decorations.
This is also a great Adventure to let the kids take the lead on. Kids of any age can be great leaders on these Adventures, and it will help them develop a wide variety of key life skills, including leadership, communication, planning, decision making, finding consensus, design, and problem-solving. All of these skills, and they just think they're having fun!! Now that's a bargain!!
Community Engagement Adventure
Looking for some BONUS points!?!
Turn this fun Adventure into a service project, and triple your point accumulation!!
Here are some ideas:
Organize a family service project to create a simple holiday decoration for a shut-in neighbor, grandparent, or other family member who could use a little pick me up.
Offer to help an aging or injured neighbor get their decorations put up. You can help with lifting the boxes, hanging the high stuff, whatever they need.
Make some fun, simple holiday decorations that you can take to a local assisted living center or children's hospital.
What ideas do YOU have!?!
Take a selfie of your family creating or putting up your decorations.
by Home Decorations
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Check back often as we will post new Adventures every week
Not sure how the Discovery Family Program works?
Discovery Family Program How-To Visual
My Discovery Destination! Adventures
Sponsored by My Discovery Destination! and local businesses and organizations in your community
for the purpose of
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES and BUILDING CHARACTER.