I loved Service Camp! We had some really great kids come! We did service for several different groups of people. We drew pictures and wrote nice notes on postcards to send to the elderly. Random Acts of Kindness can be so rewarding, so we painted happy and positive rocks to leave where it can spread a little sunshine. We had a great time making homemade doggie treats to share with man's best friend. To say thank you for the service we receive from Community Helpers, we made Kindness Cards to post on our trash bins. We made busy books for hospitals because wanted to reach out to cheer kids who are going through a hard time. We also enjoyed a small snack, a few minutes of free play, and a great story on service. We closed the day with a great discussion about service. What an inspiring day!
The kids went home with a secret mission to do service around their own homes. You can find a link to the printables here: http://www.melissaanddoug.com/blogpost?postId=the-secret-service-activity-a-lesson-in-kindness
My dad taught me to pick up trash wherever I go, to the park, on a walk, anywhere. To make being a helpful citizen more fun, the kids were sent home with this Cleanup Scavenger Hunt printable: http://www.mykidsadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/jb-cleanup-treasure-hunt-list.pdf
Our Doggie Treats are healthy for our canine friends, but also kid-friendly. The recipe and details are here: http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/10/09/peanut-butter-and-pumpkin-dog-balls/