Are you looking for a project to get your son or daughter interested in safety? A popular activity is a high school helmet project. You can make this a very simple and inexpensive project for them to be involved in and enjoy. These projects have been enjoyed by many and can provide some wonderful and lasting memories. It’s also one of the activities that parents like to do with their children.
Children love to demonstrate their own initiative and creativity. With your help, your child can design and create their very own helmet and get it completed. This can be accomplished while being supervised by an adult. Once the project is completed, your child will have the chance to take their helmet off at the end of the day.
The first thing you need to do before your child starts working on their project is to talk to them about safety. This will allow them to understand how to get along with others while wearing a helmet. Some safety guidelines to follow include never leaning over the handle bars, always staying between the two handle bars and never driving the helmet while the strap is still attached to the helmet. Always let a parent or older child know where you’ll be and when you’ll be back for the day.
When your child completes the projects they should let you know. Tell them how proud they are of themselves. Let them know that they did a great job and you’re proud of their efforts. Sometimes parents like to give extra recognition when children are doing projects that require physical labor such as working on a bicycle or mowing the lawn. Let them know that you are proud of their efforts and that you will always support them in their endeavors.
Make sure your child understands that they will need to take some safety breaks during the project. Some children become too excited when they finish a project and forget to cool down. This could result in them damaging the helmet. It is recommended that they take a 15 minute break to avoid any problems.
Have them re-fitted when they have worn the helmet for a period of time. Some kids will lose out on points if they are constantly re-fitted. They should wear the new fitting helmets only once before they can take it back out. If you child does not want to wear a helmet for a period of time then talk to them about it.
You can buy old helmets for the project that have been scratched, worn, or damaged. You can clean these up and use them. A helmet may have been damaged so that there is a small hole where the foam comes in. You can fill this with masking tape and form it into a helmet. Once your child puts this on they can choose which team they would like to be on.
Your child can receive help with their project from adults who have worked on high school projects. This allows them to feel that they are getting help and support from someone who is an expert. You may even find that the adults can give you helpful advice that you did not know of. Making a helmet can be fun and your child will love to get it finished. Have them do it with you next year and you will see just how much they have enjoyed it.
Once you have completed the project, your child will want to show off what they have made. Let them display it at their next baseball or football game. They will get lots of looks and will feel very proud about their accomplishment. Your kid will love getting their name out there and will want to do it often.
Your child may decide to make more than one helmet for their team. They may want to join the team of their favorite player. When the team is doing a road trip, you could let them take their helmet off and set it on the dashboard to make it easier for fans to recognize them when they are all together. They will have a sense of pride with their helmet and you will love to have it for your next road trip.
Your child can also have a special place in their home to do their helmet project. Let them put their helmet on display in their room and have pictures of their team and some highlights of their accomplishments framed around it. You will love the thrill of knowing that your child was part of making a very popular item and got to show it off at the same time. So head to the store and pick out that great helmet that your son or daughter helped you design.