Game : You Can Play
When you serve others you cause a chain reaction in your own life and community for the better. Let’s make a chain reaction by playing with dominos. Gather together as many sets of dominos as you can, as a family set up your own epic chain reaction! Line up dominos in lines, circles or any other creative way you can. Then pick a family member to knock over the first domino to start the chain reaction. Watch as the dominos race around. Then come up with another way to lay them and do it over and over. Keep going big, taller and longer. Enjoy working together as a family, creating your own chain reactions and laughing as the dominos fall.
Outing : You Can Serve
We can all help make our community, school, street and home a better place for everyone by serving others. Pick a day to hit the town to find ways you can serve others as a family. Before heading out, create a BINGO board filling in blank spots with ways you can serve others throughout your day, make one for each family member, making sure to mix up the spots and service projects so no one has the same game board. As you are out finding ways to serve, mark off each box that you accomplish. Keep serving until everyone has gotten a BINGO! Not only will everyone have fun, but you will definitely make an impact in your home and community by lending a hand to help someone else.
Bingo spot ideas:
Help sibling clean bedroom
Do the dishes
Clean up after pets
Donate clothes to a charity
Donate food to a soup kitchen
Bring in grocery carts at a store
Pick up trash at a park or beach
Bring cookies to a neighbor
Give gift card to fire station/police station
Walk a friend’s dog
Volunteer at church
Visit a retirement home
Donate blankets to a dog shelter
Smile at someone
Hold a door open for someone
Pay for someone’’s gas
Wash a friend’s car
Bring someone a meal
Visit an elderly shut in
Bag someone’s groceries for them
Help carry groceries
Pay for someone’s coffee
Give someone a compliment
Bring flowers to a nursing home
Recipe : You Can Cook!
Give the adults the night off and serve THEM dinner! This easy and fun recipe can completely be made by older children and with only a little help from adults for younger kids.
1 tube crescent roll dough
4 mozzarella sticks, halved
1/2 c. pepperoni
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Marinara, for dunking
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Separate crescent dough into triangles. Top each triangle with an even layer of pepperoni then place a halved mozzarella stick on the wider end of the triangle and roll it up. Transfer crescents to the prepared baking sheet.
Brush each crescent with olive oil then sprinkle with oregano and Parmesan. Bake until the crescents are golden and the cheese has melted, about 15 minutes.
Serve warm with marinara for dunking.
Craft : You Can Make It!
It’s always fun to create things, it’s even more fun to make something special for someone else. Take some time to make these simple blankets for someone you love or someone who is in need.
What you need:
3.25 yards of Anti-pill fleece
1. Lay out fleece on a large flat area, the floor works best.
2. Cut “4 x 4” square from each corner of the fabric.
3. Using a ruler make a mark every one inch down the fabric.
4. Cut fabric on your marker marks four inches deep.
5. Once you’ve cut all the way around the fabric, you will tie each strip into a square knot.
This simple no sew blanket comes together so quickly that you can make a bunch in no time. Imagine how many people you can bless with just a little bit of fabric.