As the snow continues to fall, I gaze at my front door, and seriously consider sledding away from my children. Over ten snow days in the month and a half that also included Christmas break may be a tad too much together time.
Unfortunately, more wintery mix is on the way, and that means I must come up with a plan to maintain my sanity. A plan people, a plan.
Here’s the question: Is there a way to fill some of the long hours of these endless snow days and do good for others?
My answer is a resounding YES!
Through an amazing site called Doing Good Together, I found a little treasure box of what they call Kitchen Table Activities.
You guessed it, activities that can be done at your kitchen table and activities that can be done with relatively little supplies. Oh, and the best part—activities that help someone else.
Check out some of the fun (and free!) ideas:
For the wee ones: Color A Smile. “Color A Smile collects crayon drawings from school children. Every month we distribute these drawings to Nursing Homes, Meals on Wheels Programs, and individuals all across the country. Our goal is to make people smile!”
For kids: Make a Child Smile.Yeah, yeah. I reference Make a Child Smile all the time, but it’s only because they are great! Create and send cards to kids with life threatening illnesses. I’ve done this with the kids I teach and my own kids. Super fun.
For the older darlings who refuse to get excited about anything that isn’t techy, flashing, or attached to headphones (ages 10 and up): ebuddies.org. “e-Buddies is an e-mail pen pal program that provides opportunities for e-mail friendships between persons with a developmental disability and their peers who do not have a developmental disability.” *I know, I know, email relationships with people you don’t know, but I was happily surprised when I checked out the site. Obviously, use discretion.
Joining with the girls over at Finding Heaven today.