- Go through own toys and clothes to donate to a shelter or needy child.
- Pick out nonperishable food items, either in cupboards at home or in the store, to give to a food bank.
- Visit with and/or sing to the elderly at a nursing home, especially in an Easter outfit!
- Color pictures, make cards or crafts, or take photos to send to servicemen/women overseas, a nursing home or hospice center, or sick kids. Check out http://www.colorasmile.org/ and http://www.makeachildsmile.org/featured_kids.shtml.
- Make and drop off a handmade toy somewhere in town for someone else to find (http://thetoysociety.blogspot.com/)
- Pick out toys, books, or baby clothes at a consignment shop or thrift store to give to shelters for kids or mothers in need.
- Pick out a new gift for a child in the hospital.
- Deliver meals on wheels together.
- Sponsor puppies to be trained as assistance/guide dogs.
- Pack toiletries or other items for disaster relief efforts.
- Make cookies or other baked goods for a blood drive, for the firemen, or to give to an elderly or ill neighbor.
- Pick flowers (even dandelions) to give to an elderly friend.
- Be a foster family for your local animal shelter.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Aloha Friday question: What types of volunteer, service, or random acts of kindness activities can a two-year-old participate in?Just thought I'd summarize the terrific answers we got to our first