Ok, I need some suggestions! We are working on our summer calender with the kids. I want to go, do, and have fun. I also want to give. With both of my kids being over the age of 4, I feel like we are pretty free to have some real "away from home time". We won't be packing any diapers or sippy cups, nap times are only optional anyway, and they both can walk a lot with no gadgets.
So we have plans for all of the "free" stuff in the area and even some visits to all of the attractions on the "half-price" days. That is the easy part.
The hard part is deciding what giving lessons we may need to learn. We have had a couple of brainstorms. First we thought that we would raise money all summer and then throw a big party at the local jump house place and invite the kids from Christ Haven (foster home).
I even saw on everything pink that you can win a limonade stand from sunkist to raise money for a local charity. (Great tip, Kristi!)
Then we thought that we could pay visits to the widows from our church. We could bake them cookies or find a sugar free snack. In order to futher develop Ashlynn's writing skills we thought that she could "interview" them about their childhood and then write about what each of them tells her. At the end of the summer we could put it all together in a "summer memory book" for her. The latter of these two ideas is probably going to be the winner. Do you have any thoughts or ways that we could improve that idea? Or do you have a "giving back" idea that you and your kids do together that is fun?