Sharing Food Drives



At EJ's school there are no boxes for kids to stuff Valentine's cards in, they don't have a party, and we aren't asked to bring sweet treats either. Instead each February morning, the kids gather at morning circle and one-by-one add their donations of food to the collection. They show their love by helping others and, best of all, encourage each other to do so as one big team. Awesome right?

Jack's school chose to celebrate our team being in the Superbowl with a little friendly competition called The Souper-bowl. Kids bring in cans of soup and place them in the barrel of the team they think will win the big game. Then after the "votes" are tallied, all the soup will be donated to a local community food pantry.

Personally I think my kids' schools are really doing it right! So after school this week, we went to the store and picked out their food. Jack picked out all his own soup flavors and I'd give EJ a category/section (like baby cereal or beans) and then let her pick which kind to get. The kids helped me set them up on their table and are both going to pick which item to take each day. It was a fun project...low cost but big benefits all around!
tracie @ tsj photography said...

love this so much!! it's one of the things i love about the girls school ... we are governed by the "7 A's" ... and one of them is altruism ...

heck ... i had to look the word up when we started there! ;)

Karri said...

Very cool thing EJ's school does!

I've loved the Souper Bowl. And I scored the Campbells on sale, so I stockpiled them and the kids had such heavy backpacks!!! It was such a cute idea.

Jackie said...

yes, great lessons for the kids!! but i must say couldn't they have just a little valentine celebration too? But that's me and my holidays/theme days that would miss that...there's room for both :)

jessica said...

These are both such great ideas!! You're right, your schools really are doing it right. I love it when that happens :-) It's awesome when the kids have the chance to be part of good and helpful things happening, and the fact that your schools initiated it is great!

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