Sunday, August 16, 2015

8 ways to serve with your kids, inspired by children's books

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Children's books can be a powerful force for teaching children.  I love sharing my favorite books on kindness with my kids, and they really seem to respond positively to them, too.

I always love the ideas of doing an activity inspired by a book, so today I want to share 4 books on kindness, each with 2 act of kindness ideas to go along with them.

I recently asked on my Facebook page, what moms would want to hear about.  It was almost unanimous that everyone wanted to hear how kids could serve other kids.  So, I tried to incorporate that in these ideas!

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Kiki's Hats
by Warren Hanson

-Learn how to knit with your kids and donate hats to the homeless shelter or kids going through chemo.  You can also knit small hearts to donate to The Peyton Heart Project.
-Share your talents for free!  Take pictures of someone for free, bake a treat for someone, draw them a picture, etc.

(Enter to win this book this month in our Virtual Kindness Summer Camp!)

Because Amelia Smiled
by David Ezra Stein

-Pass out smiley face stickers to kids at the store
-Leave these printable smiles for people to find, or you can mail them.
(here are some printable ones you can use!)

Those Shoes
by Meribeth Boelts

-donate outgrown shoes to the homeless shelter
-Host a SOLE HOPE shoe cutting party for kids in Africa

The Impossible Patriotism Project
by Linda Skeers

-Send a thank you card to a military family
-Serve in memory of those who served at 9/11 events like the Family Day of Service, or plan a small event of your own!

OR, better yet... read any kindness book with your children and ask them what they want to do because of the book!  I bet they will impress you with their answers!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen any of those books before but I'll be sure to hunt them down! It's definitely important to use books as a source of inspiration to our children! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday


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