Simple Service For the Earth: Start a compost bin!

Simple Service For the Earth: Start a compost bin!

With our acts of kindness, I try to include projects that focus on being kind to our planet! I want to teach my children the importance of supporting the protection of our environment. We have one Earth and we need to do our part to keep it clean and beautiful!

Composting is a good way to reduce your household waste, frees up space in the landfills (organic waste makes up 30% of trash in landfills) and provides you with organic, amazingly nutritious fertilizer for your plants!

We live on an acre of property and made a simple compost pile using fencing. The key is to use 60% brown material and 40% green material, add water and make sure to turn the pile every few weeks. Compost can be ready within 3 months. More info about starting a compost pile-

Even if you live in an apartment or a house with a small yard, you can still start your own simple mini compost bin! Or if your kid wants to make their own compost bin this project is perfect! My son had a great time making the bin! He loved learning about compost and how he is doing his part in protecting our planet! 

Explaining Martin Luther King Day to the Kids

Explaining Martin Luther King Day to the Kids

Struggling with how to teach your kids about Martin Luther King Day? We've got lots of book ideas and a simple social experiment that even the littlest of kids will get a grasp of. 

Kids want life to be fair. How many times has your kid said "but that's not fair!"? Too many to count? It's an easy concept for kids because it means a lot to them. It's also an easy way to teach about MLK Day.

Simple Service: 31-Day Kindness Challenge

Simple Service: 31-Day Kindness Challenge

I'm Ashley from Look for Little Helpers, and I am incredibly excited to have been asked by Mandi and Miriam to join the Little Hands Can blogging team.  For my first post, I am summarizing my family's experience doing a 31-day kindness challenge for the month of December.

Over the holidays, it is easy to get wrapped up in the "materialism" of Christmas, especially with young children.  The excitement of gifts, Santa, treats, and decorations can sometimes overshadow the true meaning of the holiday season.  This year we wanted to make the spirit of the season the most prominent thought we had each day.  We wanted to bring the kindness, giving, gratitude, and love to the forefront of our minds.  Thus began the 31-Day Purposeful Kindness Challenge.