This post was sponsored by the National 4-H Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
My love of cooking started at my local community center at their Teen Cooking Class. It was so exciting to be able to make a banana nut bread for the first time! That love of cooking has stayed with me, and it’s one of my favorite things to do. Naturally, any chance I get to cook with my girls we DO. When you inspire kids to do, they do it. Learn how to inspire your kids to do through hands on learning. Give them the guidance they need, with the freedom to learn and create.
How To Inspire Your Kids To Do Through Hands On Learning
As you may recall, a few weeks ago I shared with you about Empowering Your Children With Life Skills To Last A Lifetime. I want to ensure that the girls grow up to be well-rounded adults by eating healthy, and learning life skills like cooking and staying active. Life skills are important and can last a lifetime if they are taught early on. But it is hands on learning that really engages a child’s mind. Which is why the National 4-H Council is kicking off their 30 Days of Doing as part of their Inspire Kids to Do Campaign. Throughout the campaign you can inspire your kids to DO by engaging positive learning experiences with hands-on activities.
Not sure where to start? Download the free “Inspire to Do” list from 4-H to get started!
You can easily engage children and encourage hand-on activities like cooking, vegetable growing, family exercise, and volunteering. The greatest part is that you can start them early on or at any age! I’m a big supporter of learning through play, because I feel that children grasp things better through hands-on experiences, rather than just instruction. Supported by Target, the 4-H Wellness 360 program teaches children valuable life skills such as nutrition education, cooking classes, yoga and more. Children are quick learners, and great teachers too – mine are always teaching me new things. 4-H is hoping to empower 10 million true leaders by 2025 and wants your child to be one of them! Help your child navigate life challenges, pursue passions and contribute to the world around them by inspiring them to DO.
5 Easy Ways To Inspire Your Kids To Do
– Create a meal plan and take the kids to the grocery store with you
– Volunteer as a family at your local food pantry and set up a neighborhood food drive
– Take a cooking or crafting class together
– Take your children to the bank and open a savings account with them
– Let them help – whatever it is, even if it takes longer – encourage them to try
Download the 30 Days of Doing “Inspire to Do” skills-building activities list for more great ideas!
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Want to learn more about 4-H programs and win prizes? Join 4-H in kicking off 30 Days of Doing at the #30DaysofDoing Twitter Party from 9pm to 10pm EST. To join, simply log in to Twitter on Aug. 28 from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. EST and search the party hashtags (#gno, #30DaysofDoing) and start engaging in the conversation with other moms. Build your “To Do” list and get fun, skill-building ideas for your kids. Get ready to be inspired, meet fellow doers and win prizes.
How do you inspire your kid to DO through hands on learning?
4-H Wellness 360º | Supported by Target
4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.