Guest Speaker from Northern Colorado Kids- Kristin Stephens
Notes from Kari:
How do we do it?Sometimes when we are in survival mode it is hard to think of fun things to do.
-Put a date on the calendar for family activities.If we don’t plan ahead they won’t happen.
-The kids like to look at the calendar and see what is coming up.
-Picnic in the park
-Smores and Stargazing
-A trip to the zoo – a yearly family pass is pretty inexpensive, for foster families it is free
-Centerra Family Movie night
Suggestions on not only surviving your family outing, but making it a success:
-Pray together before you leave.This does not need to be formal.
-Depending on your kids abilities, you might need to keep it short and sweet.
-Be aware of what can trigger negative behaviors.
-EAT!Take snacks that you can sit and enjoy together.
-When going to a restaurant, go early before it gets crowded.
Poudre Valley Health System Family Activities:
-www.pvhs.org (choose “Health and Wellness” then “Healthy Kids Club”)970-495-7511
-Fit Families on the Move is designed to keep families moving and active during the summer months.Registered families get T-shirts,a Fit Family activity calendar, and an all-access pass for over 50 free/low cost summer activities!!!Healthy Kids Run Series is for kids 5-12 years old.It includes 9 free 1 mile kids fun runs.Prizes can earn awesome prizes after they have completed 4 runs.Teens ages 13-18 can sign up for 9 5K runs (individual race registrations and fees required).
You will notice that there is plenty of room to add ideas. I am sure families attending tonight will have some great ideas to share too!!!! Please send me your ideas and suggestions also!! We all have different experiences that can be a support and encouragement to other families.
Hi! My husband Jeff and I have been married for 31 years. We have 9 children. Three by birth and six through adoption. Our children were born here in the US, China, Korea, Haiti and Hong Kong. God put adoption on my heart when I was a little girl. I grew up in the Foursquare Church with my dad being a pastor. We often had missionaries in our home. The pictures of children that lived in orphanages where they ministered were permanently etched on my heart. :)