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Spring Fun for Your Family
Now that warmer weather has finally made its way to Minnesota, it is time to get outside and enjoy the freedom it brings to parenting little ones with lots of energy. Here are some of our favorite activities to do with your kids this spring.
- Neighborhood Clean Up - Grab a paper bag, a pair of gloves, a shovel and take a walk and pick up your neighborhood, local park, or favorite walking path. In addition to helping care for your community, it is a great opportunity to talk about littering, recycling, and stewardship of the Earth. You can focus on naming colors, shapes, and sizes while collecting the rubbish. If taking more than one child, you can make it a game to see how many pieces the group can collect.
- Plant Your Summer Veggies or Flowers - Whether you have space for a full-blown garden or just a couple of pots, start your summer seeds now using an egg carton or pot. Planting is a great way to teach your child about healthy eating, how things grow, and how to care for something over a period of time.
- Puddle Fun - Put on the rain boots and jacket to find some puddles. Whether the melting snow or rainy weather brings the puddles your way, it is a great time for jumping. If you have running water in your streets, put a Goldfish Cracker in the water and watch it “swim” down the waterway!
Monday, January 27 is the start of the new Jewish month of Sh’vat. Rosh Chodesh, which literally translated means “head of the month,” marks the beginning of each new Hebrew month. In honor of the moon, here are a few STEAM activities you can do with your children at home.
When Nancy and Neil Fink toured Heilicher as prospective parents eight years ago, they were impressed by the poise of their seventh-grade tour guide and how older students greeted much younger students by name in the hallways. This was their first glimpse of the values, skills, and foundation Heilicher would provide for their children.
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