Thank you Allstate for sponsoring this post. I chose to write this post because doing good in local communities is at Allstate’s core.
Giving back to our community is very important to me. This is something I have worked hard to instill in my children starting at a young age. For years we have sponsored a child in another country and during the holidays we donate toys and presents to families in need. However, this year I wanted a way to encourage giving back all year long. Follow my tutorial on how to put together a Giving Jar and do just that.
Encourage Kids To Give Back with a Giving Jar
I was excited to team up with Allstate because they believe in youth empowerment. One of the ways they look to inspire the next generation is through community projects that empower young people to become the next generation of leaders and change-makers. Those changes can start within your own home with small tasks like helping a sibling with a chore without being asked.
I was inspired by Allstate, so my kids and I sat down to discuss ways to give back and we came up with this list of 30 ideas to add to our giving jar. My son wants to be a veterinarian, so he thought volunteering at an animal shelter to help the dogs without homes was a great idea. My daughter loves to read and is very animated when reading stories aloud. This was fitting for her to pick storytime as her way of giving back.
Print this list of 30 ideas for ways kids can give back in their home and community. Teach them how to get involved and the importance of helping others. Get your kids involved by having them come up with some of their own ideas for ways they can give back.
Click the image to download your free printable.
Once you print your tasks list, cut along the lines to make each action item a separate piece of paper.
Fold each of your action items in half so you can’t see what is printed on them, then toss in a jar to make your Giving Jar.
Giving Jar – Teach Kids Importance of Giving
Now your jar is filled with inspiration to volunteer and show kindness in your family and community. Depending on how many children are in your home, they can each pick one task or work on a task together. Some of the ideas we included may take a day, some may take some planning and last all month long.
To teach the importance of giving back, let your child pick a sheet from the Giving Jar to see how they will get involved in their community first.
Allstate believes that young people aren’t waiting for change to happen – they’re creating it. Watch this video below to see how children can lend their hands, hearts, and voices to their communities. Youth are not only making a change, but they’re also building critical social and emotional learning skills like problem-solving, empathy and teamwork. Volunteering and being involved in your community teaches skills that will help ensure future success.
Learn more about how Allstate is getting involved in your community.
Our children are the future. Teaching them compassion is imperative for shaping a positive future generation. By encouraging these small tasks and showing examples of how much of an impact their actions can make – no matter how small – you can help your children make lasting memories and positively shape their character.
Allstate’s dedication to the communities where they live and work is core to who they are, which is why I was honored to work with them to create a craft to inspire families to get involved.
This post was written as part of the Allstate Influencer Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine. As the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, Allstate is dedicated not only to protecting what matters most–but to guiding people to live the Good Life, every day.
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