Badge: Christmas Traditions


Traditions come from families, culture, communities and more. We’ll explore the traditions in the United States of this popular holiday.     Steps   1. History. Christmas is a religious holiday which has evolved over two millennia and incorporated not only Christian traditions, but pagan and others as well. Find out about the history of […]

Badge: School Service


During the school year, there are many opportunities for service. When an entire school is behind you, the service you can provide can be larger and more involved. NOTE: “School” can be a public, private, charter or even Sunday school environment.     Steps 1. Communicate the need. To get the entire school behind your […]

Badge: Thanksgiving Traditions


Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks . . . especially for your family and friends.      Steps 1. Thanksgiving traditions and history. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It started in 1621. Learn the truth about the colonists being saved by the Wampanoag. Compare the first “Thanksgiving” to the holiday […]

Badge: Thanksgiving Feast


Thanksgiving often revolves around a large family meal. From traditional to not-so-traditional, this meal is the highlight of the holiday.     Steps   1. Recipes. This step is first because family recipes are one way we keep the traditions of our family from generation to generation. This hits me particularly close to home because […]

Badge: Thanksgiving Crafts


Thanksgiving crafts tend to be the warm colors of brown and deep red – reflecting the color of fall leaves and the harvest.   Steps   1. Colors. Any fall color is good for Thanksgiving. The reds, oranges, yellows and browns bring warmth into this family holiday. Look outdoors to see how the colors work. […]

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