If you’re going to be making some Easter crafts this year, why not make some styrofoam emoji Easter eggs! These cuties were created by Carissa, who suggests we use styrofoam eggs instead of real eggs. Psstt… That’s because she’s a mom and hates wasting food but loves using craft paint and markers to decorate!
Now, gather up your kiddos or your friends, it’s time to have yourselves an eggcellent eggmoji party. For real.
Dollar Store Craft Supplies
2 packages of Styrofoam Easter Eggs at $1.25 each
1 paint tray $1.25
1 packages of assorted paint brushes $3.00
Yellow Craft Paint $2.00
Assorted paint colors $3.00
Black Sharpie $1.25
Total: Roughly $12.50 with tax
Cover your surface area with newspaper
Squirt some of the yellow paint into your painter’s tray
Using a medium-sized flat brush, color the eggs with the yellow paint
Let the paint dry (roughly 10 minutes)
Apply a second coat
Let dry for another 10 minutes
Start with your black Sharpie and create the solid black spaces on each emoji –
NOTE: leave blank space to paint the tongue red and teeth white on the two eggmoji’s seen above.
Open your red, baby blue and white assorted paint colors
Using 3 small paintbrushes from your assorted brush pack, paint the red tongue, heart eyes and heart kiss with one brush.
With a separate brush paint the white eyes and white teeth.
With the third brush paint on the blue teardrops.
Let your eggcellent creation dry overnight and in the morning your eggies will look like this!
Have an eggcellent Easter everyone!
There are times in life when everyone needs a little extra support. Family Service Regina offers counselling services wrapped in a safe and supportive environment for a variety of concerns that may be causing you or your family difficulty, our certified counsellors can encourage you to gain insight and discover your own potential while you move through struggling with a problem to discovering new directions and possibilities.
You may want help with your personal growth and self-esteem, be experiencing parenting or relationship challenges and conflict, struggling with mental health issues or have an addiction that is out of control.
We’re here to support you through:
- Couples therapy/relationship counselling
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Depression, anxiety, stress or worry
- Domestic Violence
- Anger management and conflict resolution
- Trauma, including sexual or physical assult or abuse
- Grief, separation and loss
- Self-injuring behaviors
- Personal growth
What we talk about during counselling is confidential. This builds trust and will help you to explore difficult problems safely.
If you are wondering whether counselling is right for you, please contact us at 306-757-6675. We can put your mind at ease and resolve your questions over the phone- you are free to ask whatever you want.
Family Service Regina offers free 60-minute walk-in counselling services on Mondays starting at 12:00pm & Thursdays at 1:00pm. You just need to show up! First come, first served.
Our children learn how to use cell phones, video games, iPads, Kindles and other technological devices by watching us, their parents, so it’s up to us to model healthy habits, find balance with activity and technology and ultimately avoid being so absorbed in our devices that we miss our kids’ bids for attention.
We’ve all seen that mom texting, taking selfies and snapchatting at the playground while her three year old is calling out to her “mom, mom, mom look” we’ve also maybe been that parent. We upload a photo on Instagram or Facebook of our kids at the park- in real time, answer texts, answer emails and check our “likes”. The thing is, our kids notice, they’re watching us, watching our phones.
3 Things You Can Do to Change that, Starting Today.
Be a role model. Set an example by using tech the way that you want them to use it. Many parents feel they need to be accessible to their jobs. But that’s not realistic, set boundaries for work and family time, keep cell phones away from the dinner table, be fully present with your kids while you’re at the park and turn the TV off when it’s not being watched.
Set limits. Establish technology time limits www.healthychildren.org offers a quick easy way to create a personalized family media plan and offers a recommended “media time calculator” based on your children’s ages.
Use tech together. Watch, play, and listen with your kids. Sharing your thoughts, opinions and values regarding the content can be great teaching moments.
Remember, our children should never feel as though they have to compete with devices for our attention.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi.
A career at a not-for-profit human services agency is a great way to dedicate yourself to serving others, it provides you with an opportunity to get more involved with your community and make a direct and positive impact in the lives of those with who we share it with.
Why Work at a Not-for-Profit Human Services Agency?
Because you actually want to get up and come to work
Unlike a job in the corporate world, human service not-for-profit agencies offer work that enables you to utilize your education and professional skills but also delivers soul-feeding, meaningful outcomes. Encouraging you to strive to make a difference, and guaranteeing you’ll feel good about the work that you do.
The office culture is WAY better
Employees of human services agencies collaborate easily, you are all working for an organization because you believe you are making a difference in the world, you all believe in the mission and direction of the organization and you have a shared passion for the work that the group does. Not-for-profit agencies also offer more flexible working conditions, such as flexible scheduling, contract work, job sharing, leaves of absence, and health benefits.
There’s always an opportunity to advance or change careers
Working for a non-profit human service agency often means that you wear many hats. At one point or another, you’ll job share. Whether it’s helping a colleague with their workload or volunteering for one of the organizations events, it all leads to diverse experience within the agency and opens doors to advance into another role.
You literally change lives and see it first-hand
All not-for-profit human services professions are important in promoting social good and helping people in need. The goal of most human service organizations, including Family Service Regina is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through responsive leadership and innovative programs. Leading to a safe, inclusive and vibrant community in which all people are resilient, confident and filled with hope. How lucky are we? We get to witness the positive impact we make, just by coming to work every day.
If you’d like to spend your days feeling good, helping people, working for a cause or otherwise doing something extraordinary to improve your community, working at a not-for-profit human service agency is definitely for you.
Family Service Regina’s Art for the Heart program uses art to engage and strengthen those in our community by nurturing their creative talents. Art for the Heart allows people the freedom to move into a space that revitalizes hope and increases their self-esteem.
Anna Obey pioneered the workshop in 2014. She teaches First Nations beadwork, how to use a loom, painting and other creative activities.
Located at Family Service Regina– #200- 1440 Broadway Avenue
Register with Anna Obey at 306-757-6675
If you would like more information about our couselling services and coping with a traumatic event call our front desk to speak with a member of our intake team, 306-757-6675.
Our Art for the Heart Program is provided free of charge thanks to the generous support of:
Every parents routinely asked “how was school today?” question rarely gets the response we’re looking for, it’s usually met with “good” or “fine”. So, we try to dig deeper and ask; “what did you do?” yet are still met with a less than enthusiastic “nothing”.
Sounds familiar right? It can be challenging to find out what’s happening in our child’s life, but with these ten questions, we can help these conversations be more positive, powerful and ultimately learn more about our kids.
- Where did you play and who did you play with, at recess?
- If you could choose, who would you like to sit beside in class? Why?
- What was the most interesting word your teacher said today?
- What was your favourite subject today? Why?
- Tell me about a moment in class when you felt confused.
- Is there something you think you’d like to learn more about?
- Is there anything you feel worried or scared about during school?
- Were there any times today when you felt disrespected by anyone?
- Tell me about a conversation you had with one of your friends.
- What did you like best about your day?
What questions bring about the most conversation between you and your kids?
Chances are you’re already looking forward to the next long weekend and Family Day is just around the corner on Monday, February 20, 2017.
The most important thing about this special day is spending quality time with your loved ones, even if it is a chilly Saskatchewan winter!
Some venues in our community are offering fun, active and inexpensive ways to celebrate with your family.
Check them out!
Storytelling from 10:30am-3:00pm – FREE
Elder Hazel Dixon will be sharing traditional indigenous stories throughout the day.
The Warm Up Hut from 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm – FREE
Skates and hot chocolate provided.
Waskimo Winter Festival from 12:00pm-5:00pm – $8.00
Magicians, Face painting, Dog acts, African Drums, Balloons, Arts & Crafts and carnival food.
Homemade Harmonica starting at 2:30pm – Admission Rates
Hands-on and perfect for kids!
Every single one of us has been touched in some way by mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Maybe a close friend, a relative or even ourselves have been affected. It is important to understand that we are not alone, and these disorders are more common than you think.
#BellLetsTalk day is an annual event that encourages all Canadians to talk about mental health, work towards ending stigma and support mental health initiatives across the country. For every text, message, wireless and long distance call by Bell customers, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, every Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk Day images or videos and every snapchat geofilter used Bell will donate 5¢ to support Canadian mental health programs.
Healthy Families, Strong Communities.
Counselling supports you to resolve many different kinds of challenges. It can equip you with tools for change, help you heal and prepare you to move forward. We have counsellors who can help with a wide range of issues that you may be facing as an individual or in your family and intimate relationships.
Contact Family Service Regina at 306-757-6675. Ask to speak with the Intake Counsellor, who will ask you some questions about yourself and your situation and guide you through the process.
FREE Walk-In Counselling Service
Walk-in counselling is FREE and roughly a 60-minute session, we run Walk-in Counselling every Monday 12:00pm – 6:00pm and Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm (excluding statutory holidays.) You will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
**This service is not intended for individuals who already have a counsellor in place.**
- Have a good, long, body-shaking cry
- Call a friend or family member and talk it out
- Book a session with a counsellor
- Take a mental health day
- When you’re going through life’s trials and tribulations, soften your expectations of yourself and others
- Curl with good book and a freshly laundered fleece blanket
- Head to Mackenzie Art Gallery and take in some really gorgeous pieces of art
- Head outside into the sunshine for a nature walk, I recommend Wascana Valley Trails
- Turn on some upbeat tunes and get your body moving!
- Take a long, hot bath, light a candle and pamper yourself
- Write, knit, paint, sculpt, cook, bake. Engage your hands!
- Exhaust yourself physically – Go for a run, try some yoga, swim, whatever helps you feel fatigued
- Create a list of 10 of things you’ve overcome and accomplished
- Create a list of 10 reasons why you’re an awesome and loveable person
- Create a list of 10 things that make your life beautiful
- Clean up a room in your house, sometimes tidying up can help calm and clear our heads
- Go out and be around others. You don’t have to engage, but find a quiet corner in a coffee shop and soak up the humanity around you.
- Buy yourself some flowers
- Volunteer with a local non-profit, like Family Service Regina to assist with planning an event or pet the puppies at Regina Humane Society or become a foster parent to a Rescue Dog
- Spend a few hours in a bookstore and read some spiritual literature
- Scream, pound pillows, tear up paper, shake your body to move the energy out
- Take a long drive down some dirt roads
- Eat your favorite, most comforting foods
- Go to a church or spiritual community service
- Fantasize about what you’re hoping or longing for. There are clues and energy in your reveries and daydreams that are worth paying attention to
- Listen to some calm and relaxing sounds to soothe you
- Buy and colour in an adult coloring book
- Revisit an old hobby, try your hand at things you used to enjoy and see where that leads you
- Put down the self-help books and pick up some good old fashioned fiction
- Remind yourself: Your only job right now is to put one foot in front of the other
- Get dirty. If you have a garden, do some gardening. Learn more about horticulture during events at Regina Horticulture Society
- Seek help. Whether it’s through Counselling Services, visiting a psychiatrist or a Clergy- let those trained to support you do it
- Educate yourself about what you’re going through. Learn about what you’re facing, what you can expect to feel, and how you can support yourself during this time
- Establish a routine. Routines can bring comfort and ground you during the times that feel chaotic or out of control
- Get up early and watch a sunrise or head outside in the evening and watch the sunset
- Make your own list of self-soothing activities that engage all five of your senses
- Accompany a friend or family member while they run errands
- Try a new restaurant and order something you’ve never had
- Pray. Meditate. Write a letter to God/The Universe/Source/Your Higher-Self, whatever you believe in.
- As much as you can, please try and trust the process.
Finally, remember, what you’re going through right now is temporary. It may not feel like that from your perspective right now, but this too shall pass.
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Family Service Regina
Regina, SK S4P 1E2
Tel: (306) 757-6675
Fax: (306) 757-0133
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