Yesterday I was trying for the 100,000,000th time to clean out our playroom. We have an entire room in our house devoted to toys and playing. It’s a little child’s dream room. Everything from costumes, to a kitchen, to an unlimited amount of action figures and barbies. You name it, we have it!
Now how do I make sure these children of mine are not massively spoiled?? By making them give back AND teaching them about the reason WHY we are giving and doing things! I decided today to do a post with ideas on how you can teach your children to give back!
WAYS TO TEACH CHILDREN TO GIVE BACK
Donate to food bank
Pick a charity to save change for
Hold an Alex’s Lemonade Stand and explain to your children why you are doing it
Use the Charity Miles app, let them pick a charity and go for a walk a day
When they get new toys ask them to donate some older toys
Create holiday cards through the Holiday Mail for Heroes Program
Grow and then cut their hair for the Locks for Love Program
Make a No Sew Fleece Blanket and Donate it to Project Linus
Make a pillowcase and donate it to ConKerr Cancer
Donate used towels, sheets and blankets to your local Animal Rescue
Visit a Seniors Center
Help an elderly neighbor by shoveling their snow or maintaining their garden
Special thank you to my friend Trish at http://www.triciaadkins.com for helping me come up with some ideas!
How do you and your children give back together???