It’s never too early to get kids involved in doing good and being kind. Making it a part of your family or classroom’s daily routine is the best way to really show kids what doing good is all about. We have many ideas for how kids can help those in need, but one of the best is to help the hungry in your community.
No matter where you live there are just way too many hungry kids and families struggling with where they will get their next meal and feeling a constant ache of hunger that affects all of their activities. Show your kids how they can help by buying a little extra the next time you go to the grocery store.
How Kids Can Help Those in Need
The week #3 Kindness Challenge is to donate food to those in need in your community.
To complete this week’s challenge for the 100 Acts of Kindness Project our family all worked together to buy and donate food to our local food bank.
- We started by taking the kids to the grocery store so they could pick out some items to donate. Before we went we talked about what types of food last for a long time and would be good for donation.
- Once the kids had their donations we decided to make them even happier by adding some heart stickers! If you decide to add some “love” to your food make sure not to cover the expiration date or the ingredient list with the stickers. People need to be able to easily read them.
- Take your food donation to a local soup kitchen or shelter. A quick Google search will help you find one close to your house.
- Consider making this a weekly practice. When you’re grocery shopping grab a couple extra items to give away. Using coupons or store BOGOs can make this an almost free way to do good.
If you are completing the 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge with your class you can assign bringing in a non-perishable good or two as a homework assignment. If you have food insecure students in your class or school group give them a chance to privately “shop” and decorate canned goods you have on hand so they aren’t left out.
I can’t wait to hear about how this one goes for you! Don’t forget to join our private Facebook group for lots of ideas and to cheer each other on. Click here if you haven’t joined yet. And remember to follow the hashtag #100actsofkindness on Instagram and check out some of the activities we share over there too. I’m @coffeeandcrayon and Kristina is@kristinatoddlerapproved.