Create assistance kits on the theme of health or school. Church World Service (CWS) will store your kits until needed by disaster victims or people who require continuing aid. Your kids will enjoy picking out the supplies and assembling these badly needed kits. Emergency buckets filled with cleanup supplies are needed as well.


Children love stories from their family history. They make us feel special, connected and centered in the world. To make sure these stories aren’t lost, brainstorm questions your kids can ask their grandparents. If they’re old enough, kids can do interviews and write down the answers. Or write the questions in blank journals and encourage their grandparents to write out their answers.


Inspire passersby with chalk. Purchase some sidewalk chalk. Then draw bright, colorful pictures -- or write happy quotes. Some examples: Think happy, be happy. Be silly, be honest, be kind. A kind word is like a spring day. Kind people are the best kind of people. Always be kinder than necessary.