Imagine being away from home to be near a child who is very ill. Send cheer to families staying at a Ronald McDonald House by making breakfast bags. Decorate paper lunch bags and fill them with several nonperishable breakfast items (granola bar, fruit cup, juice box, etc.) Families can grab the bags on their way to the hospital. Insert homemade “Cheer” or “Smile” notes into the bag, too. Before you start, call your local Ronald McDonald House to ask what items to includeand arrange a delivery time. Locations are listed at the Ronald McDonald House Charities website.
Talk to your child:
- How would you feel if you or someone you love was very sick and had to spend many days at the hospital?
- Do you know anyone who is sick and could use some assistance or cheering up? What could you do to help them?
Book to share: The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco. Ages 6 and up. When a young girl discovers she has leukemia, she and her friends learn how to make the best out of sour lemons.