You’ve heard of drawing challenges and summer lego challenges and even affirmation cards for teens. But now I am sharing a 30-day sibling challenge for kids, and while it is mostly for kids to use, this is a little gift to you too as a parent if it helps to bring peace to your home. Isn’t that part of the goal daily?
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Those cute hands on school science projects were amazing opportunities for me to learn, apply and retain the information. Sometimes that is all it takes to make those lessons memorable. Later on, we went on to have frogs and fish and even a turtle as a childhood pet. Watching them grow and learning about how to take care of each one was a great opportunity for everyone. Eventually we got a cat and fish plus cats, well we all know how that goes, right?
Interested in learning about ice fishing? Check out my ice fishing trip with my youngest daughter to York Durham Headwaters.
What is in this Booklet?
Is there any relationship that is longer throughout the lifespan than siblings? Not usually.
We grow up with them, they are our first playmates and then we learn to rely on them often throughout life. There are times when although we love them, we likely want to strangle both our kids and our siblings as well. But, you can help encourage positive sibling relationships sometimes with a lot of attention and care and reminders that we are all on the same team.
One Team Approach
Believe me. This is my mantra here. That’s why I thought this fun and positive 30-day sibling challenge could be a great tool for many of my readers too. We are all on the same team, I say on repeat often.
But the years in between spent raising kids and youth who are siblings can be challenging for parents. Nobody fights more than siblings at times because they live so closely together. There are bound to be conflicts, arguments, spats and flat out brawls at times. While I haven’t seen any studies on this as it relates to foster care and adoption, I feel like here at my house the teens struggle with some mental health challenges that make their relationship more explosive at times than some neurotypical children who have not experienced trauma.
However it’s important also to nurture the relationships between siblings because of that very thing. The sibling relationship is one of the longest and most impactful over the course of lifetime. So, remember that and help kids celebrate their brothers and sisters now. Building strong bonds now will help them later in life and that is vital to a lifetime of success even beyond their 18th or 20th birthday.
Take the 30-Day Sibling Challenge Now
Take the challenge with your kids or suggest it to them. This is probably best for a younger youth, or even 8-12 years olds. Pre-teens might be agreeable to participating but teens are so much more prickly, so the buy in could be a challenge in itself.
Print Out and Start Now!
This is a super simple means of printing out the 30-day sibling challenge. Just make sure your printer is loaded with paper and ink and hit download and then print. Easy peasy.
If you like this, then please check out some of my other challenges and my summer activities for kids too.
A Few More Ideas for Activities
Remember to visit my free printables board if you need help looking for free activities for your kids to do. For a high quality print out of the life cycle content do not miss this downloadable Bee Life Cycle activity and you should be off to the races.