Neighborhood Popsicle Party

by Kristin London

It’s still hot when our kids start school in August, so we neighborhood parents welcome kids home with a back-to-school Popsicle party. At a house near the bus stop, we decorate a table with a banner, balloons, streamers and a cooler full of Popsicles. We put out folding chairs and a picnic blanket on the lawn so kids have places to relax while they eat Popsicles. Kids share stories about their first day at school as parents listen intently and celebrate together. It's a great way for parents and kids to reconnect with friends and neighbors.

For more suggestions on connecting with your neighbors, check out Neighborly Days. 


This article appeared in the August/September 2012 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Kristin London. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

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