Welcome to our Pay it Forward Summer! We at Kids in Service are so ready for the slower pace of summer. We are looking forward to warm weather, spending more time outside and going on adventures with family and friends. Summer is also the perfect time to reflect upon our blessings and Pay it Forward, so that we can bless others.
Have you ever gone to pay for your coffee at the drive through window and someone has already paid for it? Have you ever gotten a big smile or compliment from a stranger, just when you needed it most? Have you ever been given flowers or a plate of cookies from a neighbor or friend for no reason at all? That is what it looks like to Pay it Forward. Kids in Service is going to encourage you and your family to Pay it Forward all summer long.
Acts of Kindness often have a ripple effect, that we never see. One kind deed has the power to inspire a chain of kindness where hundreds or thousands of people may be blessed as a result. This is the MAGIC of Paying it Forward.
The book Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson is the perfect way to explain the concept of paying it forward to young kids. Young Mary secretly leaves a basket of fresh picked blueberries on her neighbor’s porch and this kind gesture sets off an infinite chain of kindness. All ages will love this tale of how one kind deed changed the world. Click HERE to check out our Pay it Forward booklist!
We have service project ideas, book recommendations, DIY camps and creative inspiration to help you and your family Pay it Forward this summer.
Summer Service Projects
Summer Fun & Creativity
FUN & SPECIAL DAYS TO CELEBRATE THIS SUMMER
August–Family Fun Month
Elvis Week-Week of August 16th
Third Saturday in August–World Honey Bee Day
August 3rd–National Watermelon Day
August 4th–National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
August 5th–National Water Balloon Day
August 6th–National Play Outside Day
August 7th–American Family Day
August 9th–National Book Lovers Day
August 10th–National S’mores Day
August 12th–National Middle Child Day
August 13th–National Left Handers Day
August 16th–National Tell a Joke Day
August 21st–National Senior Day
August 24th–National Waffle Day
August 28th–National Thoughtful Day