• 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.

    Pepperoni Rolls
    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.