If you are looking for local volunteer opportunities near you, it can sometimes feel challenging to find an organization that is a good fit with your interests and skills. However, there are a few steps to quickly narrow down your choices once you identify the options in your area. It would seem like signing up […]
The many benefits of volunteering make it an activity we should all try to include in our lives. Volunteering can help teens and adults with social and emotional skills as well as create connections that extend far into the future. Volunteering builds relationships and connections that cross age, race, socio-economic divides, cultures and so
Let’s talk about the 10 Top Reasons Why We Celebrate Christmas Traditions. It’s the “most wonderful time of year” filled with family memories, Christmas movies and spending time with the entire family. But even as we drive past the glittering lights, we know that not everyone feels the joy of this season of good tidings.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions with my younger kids is to make a “Book Advent Calendar.” We actually make several kinds of advent calendars because we love having the chance several times a day to celebrate. And a book advent calendar is such a simple way to create renewed excitement about something “old.” Here are the simple steps to make yours!
United States Holidays in 2024 are a combination of Federal or national holidays, public holidays and religious holidays. On top of these, there are many local holidays and cultural holidays the provide many ways for Americans to celebrate the beautiful melting pot that makes up American life. Common U.S. Holidays in 2024 In addition to
One of the best things to do when the snow flies is to be intentional with winter holidays to celebrate with kids. Everyone is cooped up in the house for days on end and that can start to make everyone feel a little stir crazy. Holidays are the perfect way to practice social skills and
Major Jewish holidays are an integral part of the Jewish faith, and each year, they bring with them a rich tapestry of traditions, culture, and faith. They are also important to Christians for whom the Biblical holidays provide a deeper understanding into the Bible. In 2024, the Hebrew calendar is filled with significant festivals and
U.S. federal holidays are national holidays designated by the government to commemorate significant events or individuals in American history. They are different than religious holidays, state holidays, local holidays and observance holidays because they require recognition by the United States Congress. These holidays serve as a time for national unity and celebrations by American families.
A gratitude tree is the perfect Thanksgiving craft to remember all the things that we have to be grateful for. Using simple supplies, it can be a wonderful way for a class or family to make a thankful tree that represents the many blessings we have in our lives. As my children have gotten older
Thanksgiving activities for kids are the PERFECT way to naturally teach social skills in a way that makes sense to kids. Holidays area easily one of my favorite way to teach both social and life skills because kids (and adults) love holidays. Everyone is willing to put in a little effort to make the day