Service Learning Is Essential for All Kids—Here's Why
So many ideas for community service in the classroom in this blog post. Math-A-Thon, Soap Drive, Trike-A-Thon. Lots of ways for classroom teachers to help kids give back.
Service Learning for Kids from She Lives Free
100 Acts of Kindness Challenge
100 Acts of Kindness for Kids!!! Free printable in post!
look for an Empty Bowl event where you live... great fundraising and diverse choices of local pottery (I LOVE the HUGE one in Anchorage)
Postcards for Seniors: Kindness Project for Children with Free Printable Cards
Make and mail postcards to seniors - a wonderful kindness project for kids! Use the free printable cards to color and decorate your own postcards to send to seniors.
What the Heck Is Service Learning?
Here's a simple definition for service learning with details and resources for planning a unit.
Web site for kids to get involved with community service and charity work
A Full Classroom: Service Learning Project /Happy Tails= making chew toys for a local shelter
Healthy Recipes for Local Food Pantry | Bierbaum Elementary School | St. Louis, MO | This was a service learning project designed to combine our health curriculum and giving back to the community. Students designed healthy recipes and gathered the items needed to make the recipes. The school partnered with a local food pantry, Feed My People, to promote their wellness program.
kids can make motivational labels on water bottles as a service project for others