How to Help Your Kids Give Back with This Fun Christmas Activity

How to Help Your Kids Give Back with This Fun Christmas Activity is one of our traditions we do each year as a family.

Help Your Kids Give Back with This Fun Christmas Activity

We took the challenge of decluttering for charity years ago when they were little. Honestly, though I must say it hasn’t always been easy. Even in light of all the giving and serving we do, it’s hard for our kids to part with their toys.

But just because something is hard doesn’t mean we don’t do it.

You’ll probably think they are not ready to for this when you see them having a meltdown. But if you don’t start now you’ll find it gets harder as they get older. Believe me I know lots of adults who struggle with sharing.

In light of the challenges and meltdowns we have had with our kids I came up with this fun activity. The Operation Spread Christmas Joy activity is a fun way for my boys to get into the spirit of giving. Below is the link for the FREE printables.  I’m happy to report it has worked!

Help Your Kids Give Back with This Fun Christmas Activity

How to Help Your Kids Give Back with This Fun Christmas Activity

Hopefully the incentive that gifts are coming will help motivate them to get rid of their unused toys. I usually explain that we need to declutter the toys we are not using anymore to make room for new ones. So the gently used toys we don’t use or need anymore we place in the “Spread Christmas Joy” or “Santa’s Little Helpers” sack. Then we donate it to our local charity or kids in need. I do want to emphasize as the poem says, “trash the broken toys”. The toys that are falling apart need to be thrown not given away. I share here “How to Give to the Poor” tips that were put together by the many people who are on the other end of giving the toys you send.

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I’m sharing with you two printables! The content is the same but I made one for those who don’t do Santa. Just click HERE for your free printable.

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2 Responses to “How to Help Your Kids Give Back with This Fun Christmas Activity”

  1. December 9, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    Giving is something that should be encouraged in our young ones. Kudos for taking on the teaching.
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      December 12, 2016 at 6:18 am #

      Linda, Thanks! I’m thankful my parents did this for us and now I can do the same for my kiddos.
      ~mari

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