PEKIN, Ill - 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. Programs from University of Illinois Extension and 4-H serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell Counties have worked hard to combat these effects. Starting in October, 4-H will again be offering Connection Corner Kits filled with engaging activities to help families build connections and strengthen relationships. Participating families will receive all materials, complete with instructions and tip sheets.
These activities will include:
- Collective Family Story
- Gratitude Poster
- Family Recipe Book
- Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt
- And More!
Interested families can register to receive a 4-H Connection Corner Family Activity Kit at go.illinois.edu/ConnectionKits. This program is free and open to everyone, though the activities are most appropriate for families with children at home, pre-k and above.
Additional resources, tips, and activities will be posted on the Connection Corner Blog at extension.illinois.edu/blogs/connection-corner or on Facebook at facebook.com/UniversityofIllinoisExtFultonMasonPeoriaTazewell.
About University of Illinois Extension: University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois' 102 counties — and far beyond. Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas: energy and environmental stewardship, food safety and security, economic development and workforce preparedness, family health, financial security, and wellness, and youth development.
About 4-H: Illinois 4-H strives to help youth learn skills for living. University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H aims to impact the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programming.
Source: Emily Schoenfelder – 4-H Youth Development Educator, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit