Young kids, such as ages two to four, definitely need help and guidance in their projects, but they always do a wonderful job. Tip :: The more you can set up beforehand the better.
My sister-in-law, nephew (four), daughter (two), and I spent a Saturday evening putting together blessing bags. Blessing bags are bags to give people asking for help on the side of the road. Each bag includes socks, snacks, water, toiletries, and a mini first aid kit. My sister-in-law and I set out all of the items. The kids went around and put one of each item in their bag. While we worked on this project, we also had a lot of conversations about what the blessing bags were for and why we were making them.
Other activities for this range are:
- Collect, donate, and/or deliver items such as food, toys, or clothing.
- Decorate cards for nursing homes, firefighters, police, medical staff, etc.
- Ring the bell for the Salvation Army.
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Go back to “Local Community Service Projects and Volunteer Ideas for Kids of Every Age” to read about ways other age groups can give back.
What ways do you encourage young ones to participate in community service and give back? Comment below!