Caring for the Common Good
Hosting a reverse advent calendar donation drive?Check in with kids to learn how their Daily Giving Challenge is going and offer encouragement to keep going (or restart relaxed efforts).
Assemble & Share Stress Fidgets
Simple, tactile, and as fun to create as they are to share, this giving project offers kids the opportunity to think carefully about how they react to strong emotions and how they can support others. Discover more detailed instructions and resources for balloon fidgets here.
Invite youth to create three fidgets:
- one to soothe their own anxieties,
- one to share with a friend or community hero, and
- one to share with an organization supporting children in crisis.
Reach out to local professionals who may use fidgets in their work with children in crisis, like trauma therapists or social workers. Ask if they would appreciate fidgets as a small gift to share with clients, and if so, how many could they use.
- How can we use a fidget to help us find our inner calm?
- How can talking about feelings help us be more understanding of others?
- How do you think other kids will feel when they receive our donated fidgets?Whom do you plan to give you fidget to, personally?