What child can resist mucking around in the glue and construction paper? You can turn their artistic urges into welcomed goodwill by making greeting cards. Your family can deliver your creations to sick children (or adults) at a nearby hospital or nursing home. There are also two wonderful organizations that send cheer to children who are ill. For more information, including specific children you might want to address your notes to, visit sendkidstheworld.com or cardsforhospitalizedkids.org.
Talk to your child:
- Why is it important to send notes to people who are sick?
- How would you feel if you received a handmade card?
Book to share: Franklin Goes to the Hospital by Paulette Bourgeois. Ages 3-8. Franklin’s visit to the hospital to repair a cracked shell can introduce young children to all aspects of a hospital stay.