Wednesday September 28, 2011
How about some October ideas for meaningful family fun?
October is coming. In fact, this is the last Wednesday in September. So how can you celebrate October together?
Hopefully you and the family have settled into the newness of the school year by now, so it’s time to set some goals, personal and family.
What time of year do we usually make resolutions? New Year’s, of course. Have any old New Year plates? Dig out some confetti and streamers and maybe even let the kids stay up until midnight on September 30th.
Use the time to set personal and family goals for the next couple of months—in addition to just having a good time together!
What would you like to do by Christmas? Ask each family member to come up with a goal you could accomplish by Christmas. Then talk about a family resolution.
Looking for something simpler? Use the time to come up with small, one day activities for you and the kids. They can be tasks for the family or kindnesses to share with others. Cut construction paper strips and use them to make a chain with a task on each link. Have the kids take off a link a day and make that your daily goal.
Look for an October family verse that has to do with plans and goals—like Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Do you have anything special planned for October? Do tell!