March Activities: Legacy
Legacy Project – Family Activity
Brainstorm an activity that your family can do to honor the legacy of your special person and make a plan to put your idea into action! Here are some ideas to help you get started
- Create a cookbook with your special person’s favorite recipes. Share with friends and family!
- Host a fundraiser of participate in a charity event to support a cause your special person cared about.
- Pray with your family in honor of your special person.
- Create a special altar in honor of your special person.
- Dedicate a memorial to your special person in a public space, such as a park bench or tree.
- Start a new tradition or dedicate an annual event to their memory.
- Maintain a favorite tradition that your special person was a part of.
- Perform random acts of kindness in honor of your special person.
- Collect pictures and stories from others and create a scrapbook or online memorial page.
- Plan a trip to visit places that were important to your special person.
- Visit your special person’s favorite restaurant, bakery, or park.
Legacy Free Write – Youth Activity ages 13 – Adult
Set a timer for two minutes. On a piece of paper, write down all the ways your special person impacted you during those two minutes. After the timer goes off, review what you wrote and identify key words and themes that can help you honor your special person’s legacy in your everyday life.
Gifts of my special person – youth activity Ages 3 -12
Using sturdy paper, like cardstock, draw and cut out squares to represent gift boxes (you may need to ask for help from an adult). Use craft supplies to decorate your gift boxes with ribbons, bows, stickers, and more! On each gift box, think about the ways your special person was a gift to you and write or draw something to show this. Some things to think about: what have you learned from them? What did you respect or admire about them? Are there ways you both are similar?
“Badger’s Parting Gifts” by Susan Varley