One of the silver linings from all that’s going on in the world right now is seeing all the GOOD that has come. People helping people. Heroes emerging. Moms lifting each other up. People finding unique ways to stay in touch and communicate. The kindness has been incredible to see online and firsthand.
The best part? Our kids are seeing it, too. And they’ve becoming inspired to do the same.
HASBRO has an incredible challenge going on right now called DO GOOD FROM HOME.
I love this because it’s a wonderful way for our kids to put their thinking caps on and think about how they can do something GOOD for someone else. Let their compassion and love and thoughtfulness soar. Let their creativity and passion have some fun. Have them figure out on their own what they can do right from home for someone else.
What I love about this incredible #DoGoodFromHome CHALLENGE is that for every kind act shared with the hashtag #DoGoodFromHome, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to organizations providing care to the children of COVID-19 essential workers, up to 25,000 toys and games.
That’s pretty amazing, right? Just from your child doing good for someone else, it will impact another child, too.
I decided to put up daughter Victoria up to the challenge! She’s 6 years old and has been having a tough time not being at school or not seeing her friends. I’ve been trying my hardest to explain to her what’s going on in the world without scaring her. I think it’s important for her to understand, but also important for her to know that there are so many people out there helping out.
I asked her who she would like to do something good for and she said, “our mailman.”
I smiled because just the other day she saw him coming to the door with a face mask on and gloves and I explained to her that he still needs to keep working, but he needs to be safe and careful so he won’t get sick. It warmed my heart that she thought of him immediately.
At first she wanted to bake him cupcakes and though I told her that was such a nice idea, I encouraged her to think about doing something that he could see… not something that he would have to take from us. She’s 6 and still doesn’t quite understand that he shouldn’t really be taking stuff from us to eat right now.
She sat on the couch and thought about it and then said, “Can we make him a sign like we did on the driveway?”
Last weekend we created a gigantic THANK YOU in chalk for people to see as they drove by our house. She loved that people honked, waved and said “THANK YOU” for doing this as they walked by. When we were creating it on the driveway I was telling her about ALL the people we need to thank right now… doctors, nurses, first responders, teachers, military, delivery workers, businesses still running, etc.
Victoria grabbed some paper and markers and crayons and started making some signs! She asked me to make one, too… so I helped out! Then we got some tape and she put them right on our front door for our mailman and delivery men and women to see.
She was so excited and we waited the next day for the mailman to come. The smile on his face made it ALL worth it!! We will keep doing this throughout this time in our lives. It is true – a simple act of kindness can go a long way.
Have your kids check out: DoGoodFromHome.com to come up with their kind act!