CHILDREN’S FANTASTIC 5 NEW YEARS ACTIVITIES

¡HOLA¡

     How is everyone doing?  I hope all is going well as we move right along through more beautiful holidays!!

     Today I wanted to dive into the wonderful New Year that is sneaking upon us.  Time to get the party started with our fantastic 5 New Year’s Activities for children…… Whooooo Hooooo!!

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1. D.I.Y. Party Favors

     Did someone say party? Yes!!! We have to have party favors….here are a couple of fun favor DIY’s !

https://www.iheartnaptime.net/diy-noise-maker/

https://www.mindy.hu/en/craft-idea/1452/new-years-eve-noise-makers-easy-crafts-for-kids

2. New Year wins vision board

     My favorite activity with children is creating a vision board together…the New Year is a perfect time for this as a family. If you missed one of my older posts on this here is a quick video sample to get started

http://enannylink.com/create-vision-board-children/

     Work together a create a personal family video for the start of the year of the wins each person wants for the future….then map out steps together how to get there.

3. TRAVEL

      Plan out new travel trips, or staycations that your family have never tried before skies the limit always!

     Checkout these year round tips for your family from one of my favorite travel blogger…..Amanda creator of “My Sweet Beautiful Life”

https://www.mysweetbeautifullife.com/travel-off-season/

4.  TRY NEW RECIPES

       I am sure your young chefs love to add their  ideas, or create a new recipe together. I found these fun and easy kid friendly meatball sliders from pinterest……looks delicious.

https://www.homemadeinterest.com/easy-meatball-sliders/

5. EXCITING NEW ROOM CHANGES

     There are so many D.I.Y. items to use to add or change a look of their rooms.  Another idea is add something new to their arrangement to inspire them.  Nothing like an atmosphere that screams ” Winning”!!!  Here are some pretty neat room ideas.

https://petitandsmall.com/kids-room-space-inspired-childrens-deco

6. BONUS CREATE AFFIRMATIONS

    What a positive jump start for the New Year!  Empowering our children with positive affirmations today, and throughout their lives.  This activity could be as simple as writing down what your child will fill in the blanks of  the”I am’s____”

      A 6 year old I know wrote beautiful, unique, and strong for herself…. she wrote down 10 of them. She loved the activity, and would recite them throughout the day on her own. She also threw in “I am a pizza” and we laughed and went with it….LOL…..the most important thing was her winning attitude.

     What activities will your children enjoy for the New Year?  Have you tried any of these activities above?

     I hope your family have a prosperous New Year!!!  

¡Gracias¡ Mrs. Shauna 

 

 

 

 

TOP 5 GRATITUDE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

¡HOLA! FAMILIES!

I don’t know about you, but the days are going by so quickly my head is spinning!!!

My favorite holiday is coming  up……THANKSGIVING!  I especially love how we come together to give thanks, and how our  children are fully engaged to enjoy all the festivities!!! 

Sharing  gratitude activities with our children is just another way to help build positive characteristics in them. 

 

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TOP 5 GRATITUDE ACTIVITES FOR CHILDREN!!

1. Create a box filled with fun new goodies for a family that may be in need, or choose an organization you could donate the box to.

 

2. Write home-made thank you cards to friends, and family that the children haven’t connected with in a while. Mailing out the cards would be an extra special touch!  Checkout my special crafty amiga Habiba’s fun activity.  She is the creator of Craftify My Love D.I.Y. And Lifestyle Blog!  Click the link for this beautiful craft and more!!

(PIC ABOVE COURTESY OF HABIBA)

http://craftifymylove.com/2017/10/23/how-to-make-super-easy-diy-envelopes/

 

3. Your younger child could make a gratitude chart, or a grateful tree.  Just cut-out and glue pics from old magazine that expresses what they are grateful for.  Here is a quick and super fun example from TEACHMAMA! https://teachmama.com/our-thankful-tree/

 

4.  The older child that writes provide them with a gratitude notebook that could stay near their bed at night and they could write one thing everyday they are grateful for….what a great time to reflect on their day.  This allows your child to focus on  the WINS that happens each day small, or large.

5.  Lastly, with technology at our fingertips set-up a grateful video for, family and friends.    They could sing, dance, read, or share their favorite activity with them!  Imagine the faces of  your love ones when they see the Video.  Not to mention how many times they will be able to replay it…..priceless!

Have you enjoyed any of these activities with your children?

Do you have any other gratitude activities you share with your family?                          

 I have to say I’m very grateful ❤that you stopped by!!

 Have a HAPPY HOLIDAY muchas gracias……….SHAUNA

 

 

 

HOW TO BUILD LITTLE WORLD CITIZENS IN OUR CHILDREN IN TODAY’S CULTURALLY DIVERSE WORLD

¡HOLA! ¡FAMILIAS!

I Hope everyone is doing great today!!

Today I wanted to talk about ways we could build our children to become little world citizens in today’s diverse world!  Teaching them about loving themselves, and others is the very first step.

As a Mother I believe that Children learn, and get their best education from home.  We as parents are their first teacher.  As I have mentioned in other posts we model the behavior, and sometimes attitudes toward life to them everyday. 

We live in a huge beautiful world that children would love to partake, and learn from.  Sometimes we have to bring the world home to them! 

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HOME ENVIRONMENT

Create a home environment that encompasses the world.  Teach everything about your family history, and history of other families with diverse backgrounds.  Today, we have so many amazing resources to begin this process.  We could plan activities, fieldtrips, or use the internet to research other cultures, and belief systems. A great starting point for families to raise world citizens is at http://multiculturalkidblogs.com/

ACTIVITIES

Provide activities that represent the world.  For example baby dolls of different cultural background, a Map of the world, or a Globe that speaks about different parts of the world.

FUN FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Add fun recipes that is Easy Peezie for the family to make to get a taste of the unique foods the world has to offer. Here is a quick delicious appetizer called Manchego & Membrillo Stacks that combines Spanish ingredients, and flavors in every delicious bite!!

http://partaste.com/worldrecipes/manchego-stacks-membrillo-gourmet-cantabrian-anchovies/

MUSIC

Play music from around the world have the children dress up in  clothing representing the culture, or country.  Learn special dance steps such as Salsa for beginners if your exploring the Hispanic countries.  If you missed some easy to learn Salsa steps click on my older post right here http://enannylink.com/lets-salsa-dance-together/

PLAYDATES

Actively seek out to set up play-dates with families from other countries/culturally diverse background.  This is real-life experience for all involved to learn about embracing each others differences and learn how much we truly are alike.  Never too late to form friendships between families.

Here are a few fun playdate ideas you could take your children on to get to know one another! http://enannylink.com/10-funtastic-playdates-ideas/

 

  TRAVEL

Traveling to other parts of the world will help your children see how big the world is and help them understand how we are all connected.

Lastly, if you have older children Teens….consider an exchange student program.  They could live in another country for a little bit, or you could invite a student in your home. 

Although I am Bi-racial (African American/Hispanic-Puerto Rican) and had the pleasure of growing up with the world in our home….I entered an exchanged program that changed my life forever!!

When I was 16 years old I lived in Tokyo, Japan for 4 months with a family that spoke only Japanese.  No internet in those days we figured out how to communicate with one another in the most human sensitive way possible.  Not very easy with the language barrier yet; I can tell you I never missed a meal, and was very well taken care of lol. Words cannot express  how much I love this family and Japan!!   I am so grateful for the exchange program!!

ARIGATO GOZAIMASU NIPPON!! 

(16 years old at Tokyo Disneyland with Otosa-father and my Japanese brother Nobu)

 

(Back to visit 24 years old my Japanese sister in blue Tomomi)

This is just another way to help continue building A global mindset in our children as they enter the world on their own in the future!

Thank you for Reading!  Small steps but major beautiful outcomes when opening a whole new world to our children. Creating a sensitive, and culturally aware environment will lead to stronger leadership for all of mankind!

  Have you tried any of these tips in your home? Have your children been exposed to other languages, or foods? If so how were they introduced to it? What other ways have your family tried to incorporate worldly views in your children?

 

¡Gracias! Shauna