Love the Moment Challenge — July

June 28, 2011

June Re-Cap

love the moment challenge june pics

I challenge myself to think outside the box as I live life so I can find creative ways of doing things. The June Love the Moment Challenge was about that very concept.  Below are some of the things I did that were outside the box (corresponding with the pictures above, left to right).

1. Be true to who you are: Share something you enjoy with your child

I love hiking and exploring in the bush. So my son and I went on a short 10 minute bush walk. We both loved the adventure! And it’s something we now often do together.

2. Be brave: Do something that may not come naturally to you

The brave thing I did this month was to fly to Sydney to have my hair coloured and styled. While it was really fun, it was also very out of the ordinary for me. And I don’t like flying. At all.

3. Be Adventurous: Do something out of the ordinary

The children and I explored some different streets and found a beautiful spot on top of a hill. The view was amazing!

4. Be Creative: Do something a little differently

My two older girls and I sometimes watch Masterchef together. Usually, I sit with my laptop while they lie together on the sofa. This time, I left my computer and I asked them if I could try and squeeze on the sofa with them.  I can’t believe it, but we all (just) fit. It was lovely to snuggle.

5. Be Imaginative: Pretend you’re an expert at something

I’ve been knitting a scarf for my daughter. I don’t really know how to knit anything else but it’s fun to take my knitting with me places like a real pro. I’m such a “try hard”. HA!

The lovely Neen from Neenish Arts has also been blogging about the challenge. I love reading her posts. Here they are:

Love the Moment Challenge – July

This month’s Love the Moment Challenge is like a month long treasure hunt.  That’s a pretty awesome concept! It doesn’t take very long and is something for kids to look forward to.  The idea is to make a “Discovery Box” and each day, fill it with the something found in relation to the day’s subject. Here are a few examples:

  • Find something pink: this may be a pink toy, a milk bottle lid, a hair clip or a plastic spoon from Wendy’s Ice cream
  • Find a stick: keep in mind it has to fit in the discovery box
  • Find something rough: this could be bark, sand paper or corrugated paper

At the end of the month, you’ll have a wonderful collection of items…and wonderful memories too.

Make a Discovery Box

discovery box

Our Discovery Box is made from a shoe box wrapped in gift paper. You can also use brown paper and allow the kids to draw over it.  Another idea is to glue pictures from junk mail or magazines over the entire box.  You can also use a plastic container and decorate it with stickers.  Below are a variety of free printable labels you can use.

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Discovery Box Labels

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Love the moment challenge July

Enjoy a month long treasure hunt! A month of discovery!

A month of memories! A month of moments!

Previous Love the Moment Challenges

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NeenNo Gravatar June 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

What a FABULOUS idea! I can’t wait for this one and I’m going to write a blurb about each item and keep it in the box and keep it till bub is older like a time capsule.
Travelling home to Syd in July so it will also be a little snippet of our time with family and friends.
Thanks for the mention that’s lovely!

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar June 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

That’s a gorgeous idea Neen! Very creative.

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Becky from BeckyandJames.comNo Gravatar June 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I love this, it’s such a great concept. I think I will try this with my girls; we need to start getting out more I think.

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar June 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Becky, they will love it. It really is very quick to do and the kids get so much enjoyment from it!

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LauraNo Gravatar June 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Such a great idea. Now I need to buy some new shoes so I have a shoe box to use :)

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar June 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Absolutely Laura. Def need to get you some new shoes. HA! Love it!

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