What better time than the holidays to teach children the true meaning of ideas like “generosity” and “gratitude”? One of the best ways to teach is to get out into your community as a family and practice gratitude and generosity together. Here are a few easy ways to reflect the spirit of the holidays.
- Donate to those in need. Help you child round up outgrown jackets, coats, and other cold-weather accessories and deliver them to a local family shelter. Food pantries are also always looking for extra canned goods and food items during the holidays.
- Write thank you notes for presents. Helping your child express their thanks for gifts (and just because!) is a wonderful way to work on language skills and start a new tradition.
- Share thoughtful artwork. Have your child work on holiday artwork to share with friends and neighbors. They will love the consideration that went into it!
- Walk for a good cause. Fundraising walks are a great way to raise money for a good cause while engaging in a healthy family activity.