Get Inspired
Educating Outside The Lines
Day 5: Welcome Wellness! Health and wellness is unique to every individual person. Today we're challenging you to do what you can to keep yourself and community healthy. Watch the video above to learn about how kids are teaching kids about disability awareness and how health and wellness are important for everyone.

We all navigate the world in our own way. Learn about how kids with disabilities are teaching other kids about what life with a disability is like. This suburban school celebrates Disability Awareness Week , where students learn understanding and build community.

This film was produced by  Small Forces , a creative impact studio here in Chicago dedicated to amplifying the work of purpose-driven organizations through cinematic storytelling. We love their inspiring work!
Let's Talk
After watching the video, Educating Outside the Lines, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • Did the kids in the video challenge the way you think about ability? How so?

  • What can you learn from the disability community?

  • What's your favorite way to stay active? Is it something you and your family can do today? If not, how can you adapt the activity to stay active?

  • In the video, Ahalya talks about how for her, the pool feels like home. What space or activity makes you feel like you're most at home?

Do Something
Let's Get Moving
Outdoor obstacle course! We got inspired by our neighbors near Holstein Park who have been decorating the side walks with chalk. Today's DIY challenge is to draw your own chalk obstacle course for you and your neighbors to enjoy!

Staying active and getting outside can help improve your mood and is a great way to burn off some energy. Get creative! What can you add to your obstacle course so that everyone can play when they pass by? We're excited to see what you come up with! Remember to practice safe social distancing when outdoors.
Time to get cozy! When you purchase our limited-edition loungewear, you fuel Honeycomb's family-friendly programs. That means we can bring you more of the creative content you love and spark meaningful change throughout our city. Order now!
New Honeycomb Pins!
We have a NEW Honeycomb at Home pin to add to your collection! After you complete 5 activities, contact us with your address and pictures of your work. We'll send your pin straight to your door! Share your work on social media and tag #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject
Community Connections
Support Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers like doctors and nurses are sacrificing a lot to make sure people stay healthy and heal quickly during stressful times. They need community support now more than ever.

Let's get creative! Spend some time today writing thank you letters to nurses and doctors in our community. Draw them pictures, create cool designs, and show your gratitude. How would you like to be thanked after a long day of work? Let's celebrate the amazing work of healthcare professionals!

Letters can be emailed to our friend Cindy at Reach Out and Read Illinois who will send along your letters to the healthcare professionals she works with. Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing kids in low-income households for kindergarten by incorporating books into pediatric visits, connecting families to resources, and encouraging families to read together.

Chef Du Jour
Project Leader, Colleen and her family of Honeycomb volunteers sent us this recipe just for you. When asked what their favorite comfort food was, the Sanchez boys all agreed - DONUT MUFFINS ! Colleen loves that this is a recipe that all her kids love and look forward to making together, though no one ever minds if they wake up and they have already been made by mom!

Colleen is driven by the opportunity to give back to the community and connect families from all over the city. Outside of being a mom to four boys, Colleen enjoys reading cookbooks, lattes, and exploring the outdoors.
Stay connected to our Honeycomb community through our  Hive Matters Community Page  on Facebook - a collaborative forum for all Honeycomb's volunteers and local partners to share ideas, connect, and inspire service both at home and out in Chicago's communities.
"Working with The Honeycomb Project I know that each participant in the Caring for Kids program will be placed with a high quality volunteer. The volunteers from The Honeycomb Project do an incredible job of working with a wide range of ability levels and making it the best experience possible for our participants."
- Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Funders & Supporters
The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 22,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 45 local organizations.