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A Giving Month


Designate a "giving month" (week or day) as a time for children to give to others. With your guidance, depending on students' ages, the class will brainstorm, plan, and carry out giving activities. For example:

  • Children can give their company, money raised, gently-worn and outgrown clothing (coats, boots), food, prayers, cards, letters, books, homemade and commercial tapes, artwork
  • And whom can they give to? They can give to the less fortunate, soldiers, aged, soup kitchens and shelters, a children's home, school staff, another class at school, another school...


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