The Love Others Jar: A Simple Way to Spark Joy in your Children to Serve!

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

deployed soldier.


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

appreciate them.


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.

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