Your children can practice counting and organizing skills by creating assistance kits with themes like health, school or babies. Church World Service (CWS) will store your kits until needed by disaster victims or people who require continuing aid. The school kits, for example, have gone to refugee camps. Emergency buckets filled with clean-up supplies are needed as well. Consult the CWS website for details on what items to include in your kits and where to send them.
Talk to your child:
Why is it important to help those who suffered through a natural disaster or those living in poverty in other parts of the world?
Would you do this project again? Why or why not?
Book to share: Cups Held Out by Judith L. Roth. Ages 4-10. When a young girl and her dad travel to Mexico, they wonder what to do about the poverty they see.