Week Four: Family Toolkit

Theme: Practicing Community

Video Conversation & Reflection

Join Eli’jah Carroll, Mayflower UCC, Minneapolis and Pastor Sheri Nelson, UCC Outdoor Ministry Program Director for conversation and reflection.

Caring for the Common Good Project

Community Kindness Map Project

Strong community matters. It provides a sense of connection and a place of belonging.  We can all help build a strong, welcoming community by sharing kindness and making a difference for others – wherever we find ourselves. This Community Kindness Map project will help kids and families think more intentionally about how they can help out.

Materials

How to

  • Provide families with this template or enjoy it as a group activity either online or in person.
  • After completing the project, have kids share what they plan to do to build a stronger community.

Photo by Waldemar Brandt

Play

Name New Friends

Go for a neighborhood walk and playfully interact with your neighbors!

  • Find two squirrels and name them
  • Thank a maple tree for it’s sap (future maple syrup!)
  • Say hello to a bird by chirruping
  • Ask a puddle “How deep are you?”
  • Sing a song to something green

Additional Reflection & Resources

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