Teaching Kids To Make A Difference Over Summer Break.

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I Believe Our Kids Are More Capable Than We Know and They Are Just Waiting For a Challenge. Encourage Your Family To Do Some Random Acts Of Kindness For Others This Summer.

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When children get involved in charity endeavors they have the ability to help others. This is an important life lesson that kids should learn. Society today has become very self centered, so trying to instill the idea of helping other people is a great reason to start getting your kids involved in charity work.

THERE Are SO Many WAYS to GIVE BACK.

Here Are Some Unique Ways You Can Help Your Community and Each Other.

Take little care packages to a Cancer center. Fill them with a travel size hand lotion, chapstick, and purse size package of antibacterial wipes. They will be much appreciated!

Hold a “dog wash” to raise money for a local animal shelter.

Read Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand (digital video)  about fighting childhood cancer.

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Walk, Run or Bike with your whole family with the free Charity Miles app!  Exercise for a cause of your choice!

Try a new recipe with the kids from the GROW METHOD Cookbook.

Make a no-sew fleece blanket for a child in need through Project Linus.

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Call or visit a grandparent and have the kids interview them – then share the information electronically with other family members or upload the information to a family history or geneology site.

 A summer hair cut? Try Locks of Love.

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Stock up on school supplies as they go on sale this summer. You know, those 49 cent boxes of crayons and $1 notebooks? Buy two bags worth and donate one now to homeless shelters, foster care, or directly to schools with kids who may need them.

Save the second bag for later in the year when kids need those things again but the prices aren’t as low.

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Hand out cold water bottles to the mail carrier, garbage collector, construction workers, and homeless.

New kid at school? Eat lunch with them!
 Print out this gift pillowbox and leave someone special something special.
Got talent? Share It!

Go through the books you’ve grown out of and donate them to the waiting room of a local dentist or doctor.

Hand out balloons to kids at a shopping center

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Bring gently used board games and decks of cards to a local homeless shelter.

Tape quarters to meters in town

Got old sports equipment? Bring it to your local Parks & Rec!
Awesome project for kids The Kindness Plate…Turn the Page and  get a free printable poem to use.

Little Red Wagon Inspired By A True Story is a Must See For Your Family! If You Are Looking For a Movie That Gives You a Warm Feeling Then Stop Looking You’ve Found It. It Is All About Giving!

Host a slip-n-slide party.

Donate items your family has outgrown such as a crib, bedding, baby clothes, or baby toys to a family shelter.

There’s nothing like a warm hug…share one today.
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  Keep clipping those Box Tops for when you return to school in the fall!

Buy umbrellas at yard sales for 25-50¢ and keep them in your car to give to people who don’t have one when it is raining.

 

Brighten the world…smile often!
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Have a Great Summer!

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Keep The I’m Bored Out Of Summer… FREE Summer Activities For Kids!

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I Can’t Believe Summer is Here!  With The Kids Home and Out Of School, Are You  Looking For fun Kid’s  Summer Activities?  These are Kid Tested and Mom Approved Activities for Hours Of Fun This Summer.

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Here Are Some Amazing Options  For FREE Summer Activities For Kids I’ve Found…….I Hope It Will Keep You Sane This Summer!  🙂

Use Trail Link to find local trails to go hiking, biking, etc.

Build a sand castle.

Make a bird house out of Popsicle sticks.

Make a family cookbook with kids! Fun project to do as a family. Your kids will get excited to pick their favorite recipes for THEIR cookbook!

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Break out your baseball gloves and start a game, sandlot style.

Make These Adorable Labels for your vegetable garden!

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American Girl Doll Printables  by Doll Diaries (If You LOVE reading American Girl during the summer. This site has some great printables.

Water Balloon Day of Fun:  This amazing post from Learn, Play, Imagine is sure to be a day remembered by your kids.

Go to the Summer Fair and Win a Prize.

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Make your own sandbox so you can build sandcastles right in your backyard!

Build a Treehouse….I will make a tree house so my kids can climb a tree, walk across a wooden bridge, and adventure to imagination in their club house.

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Bike Games by Live Strong.

Take a free kid’s workshop at stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot or Pottery Barn.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation: If your kids want to have a lemonade stand, encourage them to donate the proceeds to charity such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation which helps children with cancer.
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 Enjoy a nice, fattening, cold ice cream from the back of an ice cream truck.

Make a Quilt for a Child in the Hospital.

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Teach your kids how to knit with their fingers. It’s so easy – even I can do it!

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Spend the day at the zoo.

Go to 7-eleven for a slurpee.

Keep Those Kids Busy This Summer With These DIY Little Einstein Puppets!

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Free Online Camp Wonderopolis begins June 16th. Register now for free online summer camp adventure and explore the wonders of fun learning together!

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Put on swimsuits and wash the van.

Take a Free American Girls summer class.

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Indoor play places: Have a playdate at McDonald’s play place. Find an indoor bounce house facility. Head to an indoor trampoline place. Get in out of the heat and have some fun!

Visit on free entrance days in National Parks

Use cardboard boxes to create a dollhouse/playhouse

Tin Can Phones

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Disney Video: Kids can watch their favorite Disney shows like Doc McStuffins, Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up and more.

 Watch a parade.

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See who can spit a watermelon seed farthest

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Make Some Popsicle Cookies

Scholastic Summer Challenge: Starting May 7th. kids can log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading and earn FREE reading resources.

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 Popsicle Stick Bracelets.

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Make Some Marshmallow Shooters.

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Have a Pinterest-Worthy Picnic Grab the family  and head to the park and enjoy a nice lunch.

Get Some Watermelon Carving Ideas from the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

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 How about a Drive-In Movie night? Make a car for everyone out of a cardboard box….let them design the outside. Have your party inside or get a screen and show the movie outside.  The concession stand will be open with lots of fun things to eat  too. Head on over to Parties and Holidays to see how they planned this fun Drive In Movie Night.

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Have FABULOUS Fun Making BIG Bubbles-Even one so large it can surround a child.

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Play kick the can.

Jump rope – create a fun durable rope from marker lids.

Make a Parachute out of an Old Umbrella

Regal’s Summer Movie Express: This summer movie program is on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and runs for nine weeks. Admission is $1, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Head over here for a list of participating locations and start dates.
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Teach your kids about the needy in the area by volunteering (at a homeless shelter, Habitat for Humanity, or soup kitchen).
 Make snow cones with fresh fruit.  No sugar or icky sweeteners necessary!

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Tin Can Lantern For Those Camping Trips

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 Color These Fun Disney Coloring Pages…Lots To Choose From

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Plan a fun Slumber Party!

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Go to the Zoo with Your Zoo passport.

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Pizza Hut Book It Summer Reading Experience: Go here to sign your kids up for the FREE Pizza Hut Book It Summer Reading Experience, June 1-August 15! They’ll get to enjoy fun activities, play exciting games, and their own customizeable dragon.
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Kids Skate Free: Kids 12 and under can skate for FREE this summer at participating Kids Skate FREE Rinks. Go here to find a location near you and sign your kids up to snag their FREE skating passes. Hours and additional fees (including skate rental fees) vary based on location.
Summer Fun – SUPER S’more Day!
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Hope you and your kids have a wonderful Summer exploring and playing!

When you’re thoroughly worn out from all of this, send the kids to grandma’s and have a romantic weekend alone with your hubby, you deserve it!

 

 HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!

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