If they cant celebrate in class together when theyd like, plan to gather for a pizza party in a park in late July. The kids will have enough time to miss each other to make it feel extra special.
10. Class Flipgrid:
Flipgrid is a free platform where kids can upload short videos for their classmates. They could say goodbye or share a favorite memory. Each video links to each childs photo on the page. Kids will love clicking on each of their classmates.
Missing all the traditional festivities stinks. But one very important aspect of this time is that our kids can learn to make the most of difficult situations. Planning alternative ways to commemorate is a great way to model that. They can experience finding joy in hard situations and being content even when we have things we want to do but cant.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:12-13)
This is the season of ceremonies and activities that are rites of passage for our kids, most of which are happily anticipated the whole year long. We might not be able to observe, feast, and honor as expected, but we can commemorate even still. We can show our kids that their hard work was noticed and appreciated and have some fun while were at it.
Rebecca Radicchi, her husband and crew of kids, live outside Atlanta, where the summers are hot and the tea is sweet. Shes ridden the waves of adoption, breast cancer, and being the mom of kids with complex medical needs. And, through it all, shes seen that abundance can be found in the uncomfortable hard and in the easy beautiful. Shes also discovered that whether shes passing bread at the kitchen table, clock-watching in a hospital waiting room, or listening to a neighbor on a porch swing, God always has something to say. Its a wonder really. She encourages others to listen for it too on her website and Instagram, and also connects with adoptive families at No Hands But Ours.
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