Pay it Forward Summer–July

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 ForwardKids 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.

Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on July 18th around the world. A great way to celebrate Nelson Mandela, his perseverance and his work for civil rights is to share a book with your children about his life.  Here are a few of our favorites and an interview done on his 90th birthday.

DIY Camps

Camp Kindness is a 4 Day “Camp” experience that you can do at home with your kids. You can do all 4 days in one week or split them up throughout the summer.  This program can work for all ages and for working families as well.  Click HERE to learn more and get your FREE copy!!
Camp Empathy is HERE! This is our second 4 Day “Camp” experience and we are so excited to share it with you. Click HERE to get your FREE copy.

Summer Service Projects

This is an easy project to make on a rainy summer day and and then keep your seeds of kindness in your car or bag for whenever you need to spread a little kindness.
This is sweet and easy project for all ages that will help spread a little joy to people who could really use some.
Hosting a fundraiser for charity is a WONDERFUL way service project for the summertime. Lemonade stands and bake sales (or a combination) are great ways for children to raise money for a charity that they believe in. Click on the image above to learn more.
Short on time and looking for a quick service project you can do at home this summer? We have 10 options for you! Click on the image above to check them out.

Summer Fun & Creativity

Click the link above for lots of fun ideas to help you give your kids the simple summer of our childhood.
Click the link above for lots of fun ideas to help you give your kids the simple summer of our childhood.


Click the image above for more fun days to celebrate this summer!

July–National Ice Cream MONTH

July 1st-7th–Clean Beaches Week

Last week in July–National Moth Week

Third Sunday in July–National Ice Cream Day

Third Wednesday in July–National Hot Dog Day

July 4th–National Independence Day

July 15th–National Give Something Away Month

July 18th–International Nelson Mandela Day

July 24th–National Amelia Earhart Day

July 25th–Christmas in July! Surprise your kids with Christmas music and a few holiday decorations when they wake up!

July 26th–National Aunt and Uncle’s Day

July 30th–International Day of Friendship

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