Looking for a teachable moment over the holiday with your children?

Then do something for someone in need!

Every year our children choose something to do for others.  This year our son chose to, “Elf” a family who lost a loved one.  He thoughtfully wriote a letter, and each night for 24 nights has been leaving a small gift at their door.

Our daughter choose to take all of her gently used or new toys that she didn’t want and wrap them for homeless children.  We purchased gift basket bags and ribbon at Michael’s craft store to make them easy to give out.

She and three of her best friends worked for over four hours separating, packaging and wraping each gift to make it special.  It was one of the most memorable days we all will treasure!

Afterwards they packed our truck with NINE garbage bags to deliver and disperse the gifts.

The organization invited them to bring the gifts inside and visit their food pantry, clothing and toy room which was a teachable moment!

Doing something for others is one of life’s greatest gifts, as well as appreciating what you have is so important to teach your children.  It is that moment that is a priceless gift!

 

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