Saturday, December 4, 2010

Days of Play--Acts of Service Jar

I read about the Acts of Service Jar at Frontier Kitchen and thought it was a simple and beautiful idea.

Basically, have everyone in your family write down a few "random acts of kindness" that can be done through the holiday season.  Once a week pull out a couple of the slips of paper and DO what they say.

Some examples:
  • shovel the neighbor's side walk
  • bake cookies and take to a friend
  • round up old magazines (good quality) and take to a nursing home
  • take unwanted, gently used toys/clothes to Goodwill
  • buy a bunch of spaghetti fixin's (noodles and pasta sauce) and take to a food pantry
  • buy a coffee for the person behind you
  • babysit a friend's kiddos so she and her hubby can go on a date
Nothing teaches children to be grateful quite like showing them to humbly serve.

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