creative, reflective, playful, ages 4+
Imagine the world in new ways! Download the design challenge and/or offer a daily creative challenge for your kids.
Examples of a daily challenge: build a giant fort, chalk our entire walk, construct a container so a (hard-boiled) egg won’t crack when dropped from a height, design an obstacle course, invent a Lego challenge, assemble a giant puzzle, create a nature museum, build houses of cards, create a Rube Goldberg-inspired machine, build a small fairy garden, or make a movie. Check out what other kids have designed and imagined here!
Land Art Sculptures
creative, reflective, active, outdoors, ages 3+
In a favorite public outdoors area, work individually or with family members to (responsibly) collect elements and arrange them to make a natural sculpture.
- Imagine what other people walking by might think about the collection.
- Imagine what other animals might think about your sculpture!
Take a photo after you make it, then return to the site in a day or two to see how it has changed since you built it. Be inspired: Andy Goldsworthy, Bowerbirds
Being forced out of routines can provide an opportunity to marvel at our interdependence, consider what we value, and help one another cope. Download a Doing Good Together Kitchen Table Kindness Kit for free, using the code UCCKIND. This kit gives even the youngest family members fun, simple ways to help others right from home, while sparking important conversations about caring, empathy and community.