For those of you who don’t already know, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The ribbon for childhood cancer is a gold one, so I have collected 12 gold-themed crafts and activities from around the web that you can do with your kids at home. Crafting something in gold is a fun way to connect with your kids, create something meaningful, and it can also give you a memorable way to talk about the awful subject of cancer. Gold is an optimistic and bright colour and I love how it signifies hope and happiness, and raises awareness in a positive way. Cancer research has been making huge progress lately, so it’s not unrealistic at all to hope and work towards finding a real cure! Who knows, it might even save your own life or that of a loved one in the future so it is a great cause to donate to.
Our blogging friend Katie from Play to Talk has had her two year old son, Finlay, diagnosed with stage 4 hepatoblastoma and earlier this year we made the gold ribbon dancing wands in the collage below to draw attention to his cause. You can follow Finlay’s progress on his facebook page .
- Gold glitter bow tie pasta garland by The Gold Jellybean
- Gold Ribbon Dancers by The Craft Train
- Gold Slime by Little Bis for Little Hands
- Acorn Bells by Fireflies and Mudpies
5. Gold Ribbon Decoration for fine motor knotting skills by Danya Banya
6. Gold and Silver playdough by Craftulate
7. Pirate’s Gold Number Play by Kitchen Floor Crafts
8. Sparkly Angel Dust by The Craft Train
And here are a few more ideas…
Gold Rock Manipulatives for Math by Life over Cs
Pan for Gold by Teach Beside Me
Make your own Medals by Mum in the Madhouse
Pot of Gold Rainbow Shaker sensory play by In The Playroom
Glitter Blocked Cuff by Moms and Crafters
If you are interested in Donating to cancer research to help find a cure for Finlay and all children fighting cancer you can do that at The Kids Cancer Project or the Children’s Leukaemia and Research Foundation.