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Give of Yourself his holiday, give the gift of movement. Offer an activity instead of something packaged from a store.Teach an active skill, go on a collection walk, or share your sports passion with your friends and family. No money is needed, and it’s healthy fun that a truly great gift.
Gifts of Time and Energy Make a Shadow Box Take a walk together and collect leaves, stones, sticks, pods and seeds. Arrange objects in a cardboard box. Glue objects to bottom of box so it can stand upright as a display. Paint or glue decorations to the outside of box. Use as décor in your home or give as a gift.
Share a Skill Teach family and friends how to do your favorite activity • Gardening • Skateboarding • Diving • Dancing • Cooking/baking a favorite dish
Go to a shelter or day care center and be a coach/helper • Ping pong • Sprint races • Jumping rope • Playing games
Chore Swap Exchange certificates with your family members to do their chores for a day • Ask them to teach you if you don’t know how to do a particular chore.
Teen Time Teens, teach your family the basics of your favorite sport. Focus on one skill you can teach everyone in an hour. You get practice; they gain appreciation of your skills.
Dog Days Take your (or your neighbor’s) dog for a walk and train it to walk better on a leash. Teach the dog tricks like fetching or catching a ball or Frisbee.
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