BIG HEARTED SUMMER BUCKET LIST
*A WEEKLY FAMILY CHALLENGE*
Summer is all about fun in the Sun — but while you’re at it — show off your Big Heart!
Each week, set aside one day to complete a Task that benefits someone else!
You know — shine your LIGHT sort of thing!!
Grab your kids and go show them what it’s like to be a LIGHTbeamer.
To get you started, here’s a list of ideas — or add your own!!
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Deliver a route for Meals on Wheels.
They always need last-minute drivers! This is a super fun one to do with your kids.
The clients on the route LOVE it when children come to drop off meals.
And who knows, you might be a lifesaver!
Buy some fresh flowers (or pick them from your backyard!) and deliver to a Nursing Home resident.
Ask the staff who could use a little dose of sunshine that day, then drop in to say hello and brighten their day!
Sign up to work a shift at a local soup kitchen.
You & the kids work the line, smile, and share your spirit with others.
Remind the kids to look these people in the eye!!
Create a care package for a military unit stationed in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Homemade cards, hard candy, pictures of your family, a note with a prayer written especially for them.
All kinds of ideas — google some!
Spend 1-hour doing Random Acts of Kindness.
Buy the coffee for the person behind you; pass out $5 gift cards to people at the grocery store;
Pick a person at random at gas station and buy their gas;
Stand on a street corner/red light with your kids holding a sign that simply says, “SMILE!”.
Imagine how fun this can be!!
Volunteer at the Animal Shelter.
This will be a favorite with your kids. But be sure to set strict expectations before going in, otherwise you might come home with a new puppy!!
Bake some cookies for a neighbor.
Just for no good reason other than to say “Thank You for being a great neighbor”.
Sign up to run/walk a Charity 5K together.
Not only will you expose your kids to the awesome race atmosphere, your entry fee will go to a good cause!
For years to come, I'm not sure my son will remember the details about how he spent his summer days by the pool or playing Xbox. But I know he will never forget the day we stopped at the lady's house on our Meals on Wheels route. Making memories is about creating experiences of the heart. Kids have the Biggest Hearts I know! Teach them to use them in a way that will shine a LIGHT and brighten the world.
This summer is going to be so awesome! Shine on!
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