This project can be easily modified for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Instead of baking treats, buy some prepackaged treats or flowers to give along with the kids cards of appreciation. We recently brought flowers to our town hall on a snowy day and they were so very grateful.
For this sweet project you need to gather everyone in the kitchen to bake together. I know what you are thinking parents…do I want to have to clean up a big mess? Wouldn’t it be easier to bake the treats myself? I promise that involving your kids (even the little guys) will be a much more rewarding service project. Trust me, it will be worth it!
Will you and your family accept this mission of APPRECIATION?
Your Mission: Bake a sweet treat for a group of people who serve your community. Have your children create a thank you note to go along with the treat. Deliver the treat and let that group know how much you appreciate all they do.
Supplies: a kitchen, baking supplies, the ingredients for a NUT FREE treat (cookies, brownies, cupcakes etc), a container that you are willing to give away, paper and writing/coloring tools
Procedure: Pick a community group that your family would like to bake for. Perhaps you bring the treats to the fire station, the police station, the librarians, your school custodians, the workers at the town dump, the town employees, the postal workers, the snow plow drivers or your parish office. The possibilities are endless for this project!!
Work together to bake a sweet treat like cookies, cupcakes or brownies (try to keep everything nut free and label that you did so). Package the treats up in a container that you are willing to give away (saving a few for family hygge time) and create a thank you card to go along with the treats (click here for a FREE Kids in Service Thank You Card Printable). Deliver the treats as a family to the intended community group. Try to coordinate the drop off time with the hours that they are open.
This is one of my favorite hands-on service projects for kids and it can be done with ages 2 and up. Who will you and your children bake for???
Did you complete this mission?
Take pictures of the process and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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