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.

 

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Choose from the Adventures listed below

 

(or design your own family adventure!)

 

Not sure how the Discovery Family Program works?

 

 

Creations


Family Adventure

 

GOAL:    Try a new skill:  Origami

 

 

The ADVENTURE:  Create origami using the ideas below-- or an idea of your own!

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TIPS/REWARD Suggestions:

 

Be sure to focus on the creativity. There is no 'wrong' way to decorate these fun origami projects.

 

Use the origami projects a few days or even weeks after they are made. Build with the blocks or use the bookmark in the book you are reading. Help each family member build self-confidence knowing that they created something that is actually being used

 

Encourage each family member to talk about their project and explain why they chose the colors they did, etc. Acknowledge the time and effort they put into it.

 

  Of course, providing more origami (or regular) paper is a great way to say "I love what you did- feel free to do more."

 

Grab a stack of origami paper (or regular paper will work too!) and get ready to do some folding. With a few cuts and folds, you can create owls, flowers, cranes and frogs and more! We have included pictures here so that you can choose your project and then links to the instructions.

 

 

Option 1:  Here is the perfect project for the bookworms in your family.  There’s lots of room for creativity with these since you can add eyes, teeth, horns ... the sky’s the limit. To get the instructions, click here. If you scroll down you will find a super easy to follow video for making the bunny. Once you have the basic structure folded then just design away!

 

                                   

 

Option 2: How about some origami you can WEAR!?!  These modular bracelets are fun to make and can be made in any color combination or size. Click here to see the video tutorial.

 

 

Option 3: Or maybe you want to make a batch of colorful frogs. Once you’ve made them, you can get a competition going to see who can make them fly the furthest. Get step-by-step instructions on how they’re made by clicking here.

 

 

Option 4: These pencil holders are a perfect project for origami newbies, and something the kids can take to school with them! They’re super easy to put together with a few folds and a dab or two of glue. Click here for instructions.

 

 

Option 5: Maybe you want to try some animals-- a bear or a shark. They are both easy to make and everyone will have fun finishing off their masterpiece by drawing on eyes and a mouth, or get creative!

 

                                     

 

Option 6:  If your family are fans of The Little Mermaid, they’ll have a blast making this adorable origami mermaid. Pop the movie on in the background while you make them, and you've got some great family time ahead. Click here to get the step-by-step instructions.

 

 

 

 

Option 7: How about having everyone make origami faces that look like them and the people they know? Everyone will love putting these fantastic faces together and customizing each one with colorful hair, jewelry and freckles. Get the full instructions and a helpful video by clicking here.

 

 

Option 8: You could spend an afternoon making a batch of colorful cubes like these. Once they’re done, kids can stack, build and play with them. Click here for step-by-step instructions and photos.

 

 

 

 

Pre-K Adventure

For your littlest Adventurers you may need to do some of the folding and then turn the final decorating over to them.

 

Some of these projects would also be great for practicing colors, counting, and spacial skills as well!

 

 

 

Community Engagement Adventure

 

Ready to take it to the community? Here are some ideas:

 

❏ Teach a younger child (or older person!) what you have learned and help them create some origami

 

❏ Use your origami creations to brighten someone's day. Take some of your creativity to a shut-in neighbor with a note.

 

❏ Organize a neighborhood origami fair. Invite neighborhood kids to come create origami with you, and then play games like having a frog competition or work together to build something from origami block.

 

 

 

Teen Adventure

 

Ready for something a little more challenging?

 

Try making some  Transforming Ninja Stars.  You’ll first make eight parallelograms into a wheel, then push and pull on the sides to turn it into a star. Click here to get all the details, plus video instructions.

 

 

 

You may also want to try coming up with your own origami creations, or try some of the complex origami you'll find HERE.

 

 

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NOTE: If the Adventures don't show up find them at DiscoveryFamilyAdventures.com

 

 

 



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.

Send an email to Sharilee@MyDiscoveryDestination.com if you would like to learn how we can bring a wide variety of FUN and educational LIVE EVENTS to your community!