This past June our kids planted pumpkin seeds and grew them through the summer. The handful of seeds that were planted resulted in 15 pumpkins! The kids were very excited at the bountiful harvest and each chose the pumpkin they want to keep to carve before Halloween. The remaining 12 pumpkins they are planning to take around and anonymously (will they suspect?) place them on our neighbors' doorsteps. Our street will be decorated for fall!
My aunt sent me a link to Crayola's recycle program. I hadn't heard of it but was immediately intrigued knowing I'd rather recycle the markers than use them to fill up our landfills. Crayola has a program through schools where they recycle markers of any brand and any type.
Happy Labor Day, a day in which we pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers! In honor of today, I wanted to write a post about a simple way we can teach our children (on an age-appropriate level) about the many who struggle to make ends meet, about the importance of how we use and manage our money, and about how we can help others if we have the means to do so.
The refugee crisis has been on my mind for a while now but I've been struggling with how to help and how much to share with my young kids. We've read books about refugees to start the discussion with our kids. We've seen great examples on the Little Hands Can blog of kids sorting presents for refugee families relocated to Colorado and of kids making dolls for refugee children in Greece. Now what were WE going to DO?