Feeling a little daunted with the kids being at home during this period of isolation? Please know that you are not along. We understand – which is why we’ve been busy thinking about how we can help you to keep the kids entertained, whilst staying sane and keeping perspective on what’s important during these crazy times.
After feeling cooped up inside, now’s the perfect time to start thinking about a future when this will all be over and we have the freedom of infinite outside space once again. On Sunday 20th September the community comes together for the best local event in town and beyond – Run Reigate! We are now registering interest from those who would like to run on Team Stork for the award winning half marathon, 10k, 5k or one of the kid’s races. Why not take the plunge – adults, children or even taking part as a family – and email email@example.com?
Cheer up your elderly neighbour by sending them your beautiful artwork, have a paper aeroplane flying competition over the fence with your neighbour’s children or brighten up your baking with these fab cake toppers. There’s fun to be had, you just need to know where to look. Share your creations on social media using #StripeyFun and we’ll add you to Stripey’s Wall of Fame below, don’t forget to tag us too!
We are all being challenged right now, so why not make an activity of those issues surrounding the kids – make it fun and something they can ‘own’.
Pick a challenge - this can be anything from a physical goal, an act of kindness like helping with deliveries to neighbours or friends who are isolating, a chore such as helping to clear the garden, or an indoor activity like a sponsored silence or bakeathon. The list in endless because you set the challenge. In exchange for a donation of £20.20 or £50 in fundraising, you'll receive your very own exclusive Stripey medal.
We always say at Stripey Stork that kindness starts at a young age so, if you have the means, we encourage you to sit down with your children and pick an item(s) from our Amazon wish list which will be used to help another family in desperate need right now. With all this home schooling, the kids could be rewarded by choosing something after completing their school tasks for the week. Giving back is the best reward!
This list is being regularly updated with items we need at any given time such as essential toiletries, nappies, wipes, stationery and craft items. Helping in this tangible way is a great example of kindness and will help everyone gain some perspective.
How lovely to receive your very own letter from our mascot Stripey - who wants to say hi and see how you are getting on at home, with some ideas to keep you entertained. No need to feel isolated with Stripey on the case, just ask your parents to pop all required details in the form below and one letter per family will be sent free of charge.
‘Reigate and Banstead Writes’ is back – future novelists have until Friday 10th April to enter. You must be aged between 9 – 14 (years 4 – 8) to submit your short story of no more than 1,000 words. Stories needs to be set in our local area or clearly refer to local landmarks/buildings throughout. From ghosts in the Belfry, an army of ducks taking over Priory Park or mysterious happenings on Earlswood Common. The first prize is an iPad, with some great runner up prizes.
We’ve been searching the internet for other ideas, the following are not endorsed by Team Stork as such, but we think you’ll find them useful: