The Love Others Jar is a great way to encourage our kids to be others-centered instead of self-centered. Each week, your kids pick 1 card from the jar for your family to fulfill. Ask your children for ideas too- so many creative ideas fill their minds when we ask for their input. The Love Others Jar is a simple way to spark joy in your children to serve. And share this post so we can spread the love! 😍
20 Ways to Serve with our Kids
Ring & run: Dress up in disguise! Leave a flower
or goody bag with an anonymous note of why
their family is awesome. Ring the doorbell and run!
Pick out clothes & toys to give away
to a shelter.
Call your grandparents or someone special
and ask them to share a childhood story.
Write fun and encouraging chalk messages
on a friend’s driveway.
Send a card to a service member, and bring
a meal or activity bag to a family of a
Give the principal a note about why you like
one of your teachers.
Leave notes in friends’ mailboxes of why
you appreciate them.
Give food to a food pantry.
Each day this week, hold the door for
Bring your teacher something to make him
or her smile.
Leave post-it-notes for family members of why
they’re special in places only they will find
Let someone go ahead of you each day this week.
Write 2 thank you notes this week.
Donate books to a local shelter.
Make cookies or a card for the mailman
or garbage man to show them you
Put bubbles and other activities/crafts
in a bag and bring to a family with young children.
Bring new toys to children who are sick and
stay at the hospital.
Write encouraging notes like “you are special”
and put them in library books.
Take treats and cards to first responders to thank
them for their hard work.
Bring fruit and snacks with a poster for nurses and
doctors at your pediatrician’s office or a local
hospital to show gratitude for them.