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!)
Simple Acts = HUGE Impacts
May 10-June 21, 2020
GOAL: Help family members develop the virtue of being kind
Review the following information and then choose from the suggestions one of the activities to develop a habit of kindness.
Let your child share what they did for this Adventure and ask them how it impacted them.
Support the child in their 'kindness' efforts, especially if they need something to make it happen.
Provide positive feedback when you see your child/children being kind. This doesn't need to be limited to kind acts being done officially for this Adventure. Make it a habit of noticing when you see kindness, recognizing and acknowledging the kindness, expressing gratitude for the kindness, and expressing how the kindness makes you feel.
We originally released this Adventure on World Kindness Day, and are releasing it for Summer 2020 in conjunction with the #BeKindUtah campaign, but remember that ANY day is a GREAT day to be kind! (CLICK HERE to share!)
Things as simple as a SMILE or a COMPLIMENT can literally change the trajectory of someone's day. You may never know your simple kindness lifted someone struggling to a better place, or helped a stranger see beauty in the world instead of the darkness surrounding them before you showed up.
You can bake a treat for someone having a rough day, make your sister's bed, or do a job around the house that no one wants to do, but remember that the simple things count to-- open a door for someone, let a friend choose first, or take time to listen to a friend who needs to talk. Every little kindness counts!
Here are some fun activities you can try to get the kindness going in your home and neighborhood:
Kindness BINGO! Go for BINGO or go for BLACKOUT!
Remember that you don't have to do it all today!
Here is a fun list of 10 ideas to get you going from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation*:
*co-branded with permission
Want to take this Adventure to the Summer of Service level?
Here are some ideas~
Share the #BeKindUtah campaign and encourage others to join you in reaching 1 million acts of kindness by Father's Day
Participating in volunteer efforts and service opportunities is a GREAT way to show kindness
Give a complement or smile
Help an elderly neighbor carry something into the house
Take a photo that represents what you did to 'BE KIND' and upload it to your social media sites with the hashtag #BeKind and #WorldKindness
by KIND is COOL
Sponsored by Wattson and My Discovery Destination!
The mission of My Discovery Destination! and the Discovery Family program is to STRENGTHEN FAMILIES and BUILD CHARACTER through providing opportunities for families to enjoy FREE family experiences so they can build strong bonds and CREATE and CAPTURE memories.
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.