How to Pack a Blessing Bag + Free Printable Checklist
Pack a Blessing Bag to give to people in need - use this free printable checklist & free printable encouragement cards to pack your bag for those in need.
Teaching Kids Gratitude | 20 Thanksgiving Activities for Children
Teaching kids gratitude is so important in today's world. Here are 20 fun and creative ways to teach kids gratitude during the Thanksgiving season.
Blessing Bags for the Homeless | Blair Blogs
I’m in my car a lot these days. Each morning on my way to work (30-45minutes) and each evening on my way back home (another 30-45minutes), plus heading to the grocery store, the gym, Target, and other errands. (Y’all, Texas is big. It’s no big deal to drive 25 minutes to get to a favorite [Continue Reading...]
It's hard to believe there are only 20 days of school left. But if you visited my classroom you would know right away because my little cuties ARE GOING CRAZY! And they are driving their teacher CRAZY too! I loved Reagan Tunstall's post yesterday. Read it HERE. AMEN to all she said about how crazy it is getting. I had one of my little firsties put glue all over another person's chair today. What's with that? Nothing like that has ever happen in my room before. I just keep telling myself…
St. Valentine "Socks of Love"
Just thought I'd share a St. Valentine "Socks of Love" service project idea that I'm heading up for our Parish Youth Group. It would be...
Help The Homeless: 10 Ways That Don’t Cost Money!
Earlier this week, I coordinated a luncheon to serve the homeless men and women in Atlanta. Because working with the homeless is a cause that is important to me, I occasionally send tweets about it. I knew we were going to have a lot of hungry people show up for lunch, but I didn't know how we were going to have enough food for all of them. I didn't get stressed about it though, a little voice inside my head just told me it would somehow work out. Thanks to our Bit Rebels readers, my Twitter…
We Are All Homeless
I was scrolling through Facebook one night, when I came across the status of a friend: "Everyday I drive under the Webster Ave. overpass on my way to work. There are several homeless people that live under there, and have a pretty elaborate set-up between the pillars that support the highway overhead... Mattresses, clothing, stuffed animals, food, pictures. Today as I was driving home from work, I notice a garbage truck stopped under the overpass, and the garbage men were throwing these…
Secret Service (Activity Days Activity)
Thought I would share another activity I had with my Activity Days girls last week. We were on a mission, we went undercover and performed 7 days worth of SecRet SerViCe. Before we got started we talked a bit about service and the blessings that come when we help others. I found some manila envelopes at the dollar store and personalized them with their names on them. Inside I included a pen and these "forms" that they were to fill out during the activity. I also included a list of ideas for…
5 Ways to Teach Kids to Give Back
Despite my best efforts to keep my kids grounded and grateful, at times selfishness and materialism creep in. I can totally relate because the same thing happens to me. In order to try and refocus my kids (and myself) on gratitude and giving, we have implemented some simple ideas into our day to day life. I was inspired to write this post after working with the PURELL® Lend a Hand Program and giving back to our community. Here are 5 Ways to Teach Kids to Give Back. 1. Keep it simple Trying…
Act of Kindness: Kids Help the Homeless – Pennies Of Time: Compassionate Problem Solvers
How Kids Can Help the Homeless, an article written by a mom that shares her experiences and tips she has found helpful to teach her kids about homelessness and ways her kids can help. #homelessness #kindness #bethechange