|Posted by New York Young Professionals on February 10, 2014 at 11:55 PM|
By. Kristen Reed
One of the benefits of being in Kiwanis includes fellowship with members and organizations. We also get the unique opportunity to share our service projects with loved ones at home. Try out some of these fun service projects at home with your young children to show them the joy that service can bring.
• Puff Paint Socks - decorate the soles of socks with puff paint to create safety grips for senior citizens in nursing homes.
• Warm Blankets - make homemade fleece blankets by tying the ends of long yards of fleece together to donate to your local neonatal intensive care unit waiting room.
• Letters from Home - write Thank You letters and cards to soldiers over-seas.
• Coloring Books - create coloring books by drawing objects on white paper with blank markers to donate to your local library or daycare center.
• Peanut Butter Jelly Time - make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to your local food pantry or neighborhood center.
• Keep Warm - host a "Learn How to Knit" session for your club and make scarfs, hats, and mittens to keep children warm this winter. Invite your children to attend this meeting and make it a fun family event!
• Door Stoppers - paint holiday themed door stoppers to give away to bring cheer to your local nursing home or hospital.
• Pillow Hugs - Decorate plain white pillow cases with sunshine and flowers to make Pillow Hugs for your local hospital or kid's camp.
• Play Dough - Make and mix homemade play dough and donate it to your campus day care center or kid's library.