As part of our ongoing “Family History in 15 Minutes” series of weekly journaling prompts, today we celebrate National Children’s Day by recording a childhood memory. Don’t worry about recording the most memorable or the most important—just record any memory that comes to mind. Any memory recorded helps preserve part of your story, part of your childhood. And you can help your children record their memories while they’re fresh in their mind, because the things that matter most to them now might not be what comes to their mind years from now.
If you have chopsticks and empty toilet paper rolls, then you’re on your way to 60 minutes of family fun with just 1–2 minutes of setup for these fling flyers combined with a fun target practice! Enjoy TP fling flyers indoor or outdoors for lots of family fun! Games like this are accessible—and fun!—for all ages, from toddler to adults.
Have fun getting to know your mom or grandma even better with these five fun interview prompts in a free printable! It’s a great activity for Mother’s Day, plus it’s a fun way to record your family history!
This activity takes paper airplanes to the next level! While the fun of building a paper airplane encourages creativity, add a target for the airplane to land on and it focuses your family's creativity to reach higher to build an engineering masterpiece! Take the activity up a notch more by downloading this FREE paper airplane runway (link in my profile) and see who can land on it with the most accuracy! Then take the chance to talk about how, as with this game, having a specific goal helps us channel our efforts to reach our best abilities. It's also a great STEM activity at home to learn about the laws of aerodynamics!
Easter is such a special, sacred time of the year. And while we love bunnies and eggs, it’s also nice to do something special to help focus on Christ in the home during the Easter season. This simple Christ-centered Easter countdown can be used to do just that and to help increase faith in the Savior and focus on the miracles He performed when He was alive and continues to perform in our lives today.
You can download a PDF with the 12 prompts below to discuss some of the miracles of Jesus from April 1 through Easter. Place each strip of paper in an egg and put the eggs in a basket. Some of the prompts include additional items to include. Consider placing one large egg near the basket that can hold larger items each day.