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Kids in Service was created to inspire families to serve their communities together. We share service project ideasbook recommendations and stories of Incredible Kids serving their communities.  Please sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with all that we have going on each month on the site.  You can also visit us on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

New This Month

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
—Wendell Berry
Everyday should be Earth Day but Kids in Service is going to devote this entire month to focusing on things we can all do to help our planet. As part of the celebration, we are asking EVERYONE out there to make an Earth Day Pledge.  We hope that everyone (families, single folks, grandparents, couples etc.) will make a pledge to help our earth. What will your pledge be??  We will be asking for you to share your pledges on our social media sites this month.
The KIS NH crew got together in person (after a year apart) to celebrate Earth Day a little early. Together we worked to clean up one of our local parks and baseball fields. The kids did a great job and collected many bags of trash. Thanks to all of the families who came out to help!!
We have some great projects for all AGES! Some of these projects may have to be modified due to the pandemic.
We have added YouTube Read Aloud links to many of the books in this post so that you can enjoy them right away!
Events are limited this year due to the pandemic. You can check this map to see if there are any local events in your area.
I was excited to be asked to appear on the Love of Learning podcast this month.   It was so much fun to talk with Deyan Stanchev from his home in Bulgaria about families serving together.  In this episode we talk about the start of Kids in Service, indirect vs. direct service, serving with our children, character education, books as teaching tools and homeschooling. It was so much fun to record and I hope you enjoy listening.
May Day takes place on May 1st. For a few years, my family has been using May Day as an opportunity to spread simple acts of kindness. Check out our post to learn more about May Day and how you can help bring back this sweet little holiday.
April 29th-May 5th.  Head over to Commercial Free Childhood to learn more about how you and your family can sign up for Screen Free Week.
Club Meetings for both the KIS JR and KIS Teen/Pre-teen will be out Friday, April 9th. It’s FREE to join!! Click the link for more information.

Thank You Veterans!

Kids in Service NH hosted 3 pizza parties last months for veterans and senior citizens.  My daughter created this sweet video with the help of her KIS friends, to share with the veterans.  It brought smiles to their faces and we hope it will bring smiles to yours as well 🙂 Click the box above to watch the short video.