Red Ribbon Week is a celebration of living a drug free life, and this year it’s happening October 23-31. It is usually celebrated in schools but since this year is a little different here are 6 ways to celebrate either at home, with a neighborhood or at school.
Talking About What Red Ribbon Week Means
One of the most important things you can do this week is to start talking with your child about drugs and alcohol. Empowering kids to be brave and make their own choices will better prepare them to resist peer pressure later. If having that conversation seems like a challenge, check out these resources to get a conversation started at any age.
Talk. They Hear You.
Growing up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention
Eat Dinner Together
Youth who eat dinner with their families are less likely to use drugs and alcohol. For recipes, games, and conversation starters visit The Dinner Table Project
Organize a Cruise-By
Decorate vehicles with red ribbon week signs, slogans, and ribbons! This could be held as a community wide event, with the local police officers, firefighters, and businesses. Or you could host your own with friends and family.
Celebrate with Arts and Crafts
Printable drug free coloring pages are available at this website. Make crafts using red ribbons like ribbon wands, or make a paper award and include a drug free message.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Ask homes to hang red ribbon, bows, or posters in front of their house and take kids around the neighborhood to look for them.
Sign and share photos of the pledges to be drug free using #LivingDrugFree. Link to printable pledge here.
For additional information and resources visit www.redribbon.org
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