If your playroom could pass for an art supply store, you can put those tools to good use. Grab some plain brown lunch bags and decorate them for Meals on Wheels. Meal on Wheels will fill the bags with the food they deliver to the homebound. If your local Meals on Wheels doesn’t use lunch bags, decorate colorful placemats instead. Use markers, crayons, stickers, magazine cut-outs or other decorating supplies. Be creative! Click here to find your nearest Meals on Wheels program.
Talk to your child:
- How do you think the senior citizens who receive your lunch bag or placemat will feel when they receive it?
- Sometimes people who are homebound feel lonely. Have you ever felt lonely? What makes you feel better when you’re lonely?
Book to share: The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant. Ages 4-8. When a lonely old woman meets a stray dog, she refuses to bond with it for fear it will die before she does, and she will lose another friend. This funny and touching story encourages readers to understand and sympathize with the trials of getting older.