A recent article in the Union-Tribune touts what most moms have known all along – united moms are happy moms. Ask any mom of a toddler or a teenager, and they’ll tell you that the bonds of friendship with other moms go a long way toward preserving their sense of sanity.
Of course, one way to build or strengthen those friendships is through shared activities and interests. You might simply go for a walk together each morning or take turns planning free activities with the little ones. Maybe you’re a book hound and would enjoy getting together with your girlfriends and others in a book club.
Getting together over shared hobby projects is an old standby. Discover what skill sets reside in your group of friends or research some educational hobby ideas where you can all learn a new skill together. Think outside the box … you’re not limited to the typical “mommy hobbies.”
Try your hand at stained glass, build a miniature doll house or village, or learn about astronomy. Yes, each of these educational hobbies can be pursued individually, but we’re social creatures. It’s a lot more fun to learn new skills and try new things with our friends!
Build Environmental Awareness With Educational Hobbies
Once you start looking for ideas for educational hobbies, you’ll find they pop up everywhere!
Children holding kites made from recycled bags.
Here’s an idea from the 2008 River Festival in Brisbane, Australia. They’ve combined trash cleanup and creativity to teach children about caring for the environment in a constructive way.
A new exhibit at the festival will include 350 kites made from plastic bags, 700 plastic bottles made into
costumes and artwork and a collection of 1 million bread tags that will stretch across the Victoria Bridge.”
The exhibition called ‘Out of the river … imagine’ is based on the amount of rubbish that Healthy Waterways removes from the Brisbane River every week.
Think about it … all of those plastic bags, bottles, and bread tags pulled out of the river each week!
Kudos to the organizers of this event, and to all the artists and school groups that are involved. This is an innovative way to teach an important concept to children and the community-at-large.
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