Child and Parental Wellbeing

Activities for foster families

When you take in a foster child, you might be wondering what activities you can do to make them feel like part of the family.

Here at Beacon Fostering, we have numerous suggestions for activities you can partake in with your foster child(ren).

Volunteering in the community

This is an excellent way to develop a foster child’s self-confidence and find a purpose in helping others.

You could help out in a charity shop, a food bank or community centre. There is even the Great Get Together, which takes place every June, where people organise events to bring their local communities together, uniting those of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.

Crafting with clothes

There are various ideas for arts and crafts to inspire you and your foster child and unlock their creative side.

As well as painting, drawing and creating collages, you could even make new clothes out of old T-shirts, jeans and the like with felt, glitter and pens. Add in a runway and you have a fashion show.

For an added bonus, this is an excellent opportunity to teach your child or children how to use a sewing machine or hand sewing with different stitch patterns.

Board games

Playing board games is already a fun activity to do with your family, but have you ever considered making your own board game with your own rules? All you need is a large piece of card, pens and pencils and you’re good to go. You and your child(ren) will have a great time using your imagination to decide the theme, colours and rules.

For more information about foster care in Cheshire, Preston and other areas of the North West, speak to our team today for guidance.