Social distancing during the pandemic, though necessary, has caused social and emotional side effects that have been felt by all of us – perhaps especially by our young people. University of Illinois Extension and 4-H serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell Counties have created a new program to address this. 4-H Connection Corner will provide activities to help families process their feelings and form stronger connections amidst these circumstances. Families that register will receive activity kits, complete with instructions and materials, designed to help stem the tide of the loneliness and isolation felt by many.
A few activities will include:
- Family Conversation Starters
- Kindness Challenges
- Relaxation Exercises
- Mood Monitoring
Interested families can register to receive an activity kit and participate in 4-H Connection Corner at go.illinois.edu/ConnectionKits This program is free and open to everyone, though the activities are most appropriate for families with children, pre-k and above, at home.
Additional Connection Corner resources, tips, and activities will be posted each week on the Facebook page UniversityofIllinoisExtFultonMasonPeoriaTazewell.
For more information about 4-H, in addition to other youth and adult programs offered through Extension, visit our website at extension.illinois.edu/fmpt.