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We love carrying out our traditions year after year. Part of our traditions includes thinking of others and teaching our kids about empathy and service. We have done a couple of can drives, and we have also collected toys for children in need. This year, we want to recognize those who go the extra mile for all of us. Teaching Children to Give Back This Holiday Season will be easy and fun with the activities we have planned.
Teaching Children to Give Back This Holiday Season
I know the kids are always excited to visit the firehouse, or to talk to a police officer. The children look up to them and know to count on them. The EMT, the on-duty nurse or soldier are more examples of people who make a difference in our lives by doing what they know best. They are the ones who always go the extra mile for us. As we get together to celebrate our holiday traditions, some of this first responders will be on call, watchful and ensuring all runs smoothly for us in case we need them. For all the awe the kids have for them, it is time for them to give them a salute of their own to thank them for their service. Here is how we plan on getting the kids to give back to these individuals:
Write letters to deployed soldiers:
This should be a great way for the kids to thank a soldier for their service, and let them know we are thinking of them while they are away from home. I am thinking of including a book along with the children’s letter to help them pass time.
Handmade card for the mailman:
Why not leave a DIY card in our mailbox to surprise and thank out mailman? I bet he will be happy to get mail from us for a change 🙂
Making a hand care kit for a crossing guard:
These smiley faces that greet us every school day and ensure everyone reached school safely could surely use a hand care kit in return for the hand they give us for our safety!
Bring baked goods to the local fire or police department:
I am sure no one will complain about taking a trip to visit deserving police officers and firemen with something yummy for them!
Helping Other During the Holidays
There are many organizations out there to choose from for you to lend a hand. Just remember that not much is needed to make a difference in someone’s life. Sometimes the gift of time or a smile is all that it takes. Some other times, a Honey Baked Ham is the answer to a family’s prayer for a festive delicious meal.
Now that you have done your part giving back to others, give something back to yourself and get ideas on how to be a stress-free host this holiday season. Our tips for you are right here.
Tell us, is there anything you do to give back during the holidays?