Week Five: Family Connections Toolkit
Creating a More Just World:
Find Your Heroes!
creative, reflective, all ages
Get inspired by artists who work with social justice themes:
creative, tactile, ages 4+
Use your art heroes as inspiration, watch this video to develop a motto* and/or design an image that spreads a positive message. Make multiples to share or post in your neighborhood with one of these simple printmaking techniques:
*If you print words, keep in mind it will be reversed-like looking in a mirror- when printed!*
creative, tactile, ages 4+
Create a self-portrait HERO collage! This special collage will represent your child – their interests, personalities – and the way they want to be givers and helpers. HERO self-portraits will remind your child that no matter how old we are, we have the power to make a difference.
creative, for the parents
Parents, this one’s for you! Think back to your own childhood, or look around for inspiration from the kids and playful adults in your life. Consider the following:
Now, go play! Or, try on a new playfulness quality. Or tell someone you appreciate how they play. Or tell someone they are your play hero!
creative, ages 8+
This is a ‘meta-game’ to try every once in a while with your favorite games. Here’s how:
Making it harder for everyone; making it easier for everyone; making it harder for the adults; making it easier for the adults; what are the rules on Tuesdays? What are the rules for hot days? Etc etc.
Points of reflection & learning that may arise:
Speak up to your elected officials and adopt long-term habits to correct structural inequities with this unique printable. Want to do more? Share your voice around the issues of hunger, environmental stewardship and immigration as well using these other kid-friendly advocacy printables.
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Challenge your family to learn about and support a cause that you all care about through online petitions. You can start a petition or sign an existing petition at Change.org. This way you can participate in initiatives that are up and running, or start making a difference for an issue that’s meaningful to you. Check out Doing Good Together’s Sign a Petition page for ideas on how to get started!
reflective, engaged, all ages
Read this short article “My Role in a Social Change Ecosystem”. Recap and share it with the non-readers in your family. Discuss the role(s) each family member is excited about playing and why.
Buy these titles online at a local bookstore! Some we recommend in the Twin Cities: Red Balloon, Mager’s and Quinn & Moon Palace Book.