#TinyRevolutions – local creative connections
Loads of possibilities for connection on your street or block of flats …
From Bev, Fun Palaces Ambassador Sheffield
Create a discovery trail in local woodland / green space using unwanted toys, i.e. plastic dinosaurs, small world figures, odd creatures; encourage others to add their own…
Use chalk to write friendly and inspirational messages on pavements for neighbours to find. Where space allows ask questions, start a poem, encourage chat and leave a box of chalks to hand …
Neighbourhood Rocks. Decorate stones and pebbles and hide across the neighbourhood for others to find. Option to create a FB group (e.g. Heeley Rocks), write on the back ‘Keep or hide for others to find’ with a group link to encourage others to join in. (This already happens in a fair few areas.)
Organise group singing and music performances outside residential care settings (sticking to safety guidance re physical distancing).
Start a window art trail.
Front yard/carpark giveaways of unwanted stuff – Free to a Good Home or Swap Shop – encourage community trading. Option for Pay as You Feel pot to donate to local food bank.
Corner Swap – set up a swap table on the street corner.
Make a nature scavenger hunt and share through local networks who have access to a woodland or green space.
Tree dressing – decorate a tree in the local park – encourage others to join in and do the same.
Organise a ‘safe distance’ walk or hike or bike ride or jog.
Set up a Pom Pom Club. Share instructions and materials, organise a 24-hour pom-pom-athon to make as many as possible and decorate a local landmark or tree or display in front gardens, along balconies.
Organise a collection for the local food bank – post a note through every door with day and time you will collection from front step/garden/yard.
Support community run allotments by inviting others to help keep them going and sharing the produce
Sunflower Competition – share a packet of sunflower seeds with neighbours, providing pots and soil. Encourage everyone to grow them in front windows before planting out. Summer IS coming …