Family Experiment

I received an email a while back from my kids’ school, informing parents about an upcoming field trip.  It included the usual information - time, date, release form needing signature. But this time I found myself drawn farther into the explanation of the trip.  

The email explained how each student had selected a character trait to examine.  Part One was to define the character trait.  Part Two involved a set of interviews.  The first interview included the field trip to various assisted living facilities across the city.  Students would...

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Family Experiment - Service & Surprise

Today’s family experiment involves Service and Surprise.  I borrowed this idea from my delightful, creative neices and nephew.  They make trips to Target more enjoyable by asking the clerk who is scanning their merchandise what their favorite candy is.  Once they finish checking out, they circle back in line with that item, purchase and hand it over to the clerk with the simple words of “thanks for what you do and someone was thinking about you today.”  

They’ve also been known to...

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Family Experiment - The Family Adventure

Anyone who knows us, knows that we love a Family Experiment.   Family Experiments are nothing more than an opportunity to try out something new with your kids.  It’s a chance to engage the kids we love in a creative, intentional (hopefully fun) way.  

It might be a youtube video to watch with them and jumpstart critical thinking.  It might be an activity that involves risk or service.  It might be watching a movie together and asking some important questions.  It can take many shapes or forms. 

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