“Spring” into Classroom Giving
Classroom activities take a bright turn when the focus centers around giving back! An intuitive way to both grow community and do good, these ideas will help your classroom SPRING into action this season!
1. Creating cards: Take an art project time for the week and encourage kids to paint, draw and write cards for a local homeless shelter, nursing home, or organization dedicated to the troops. Coordinate parent volunteers to come in and help with the craft as well as designate someone to deliver the cards.
2. Food Drive: Plan a food drive for the classroom, asking students to bring in non-perishable goods to be collected and donated to a local food bank. Increase the incentive by awarding points to each item brought in, creating a reward goal with a certain number of points earned, i.e. pajama day, homework free day.
3. Go Green: Start a conversation with students on how to make the classroom more ecofriendly, decorate a bulletin board with the ideas and a checklist to encourage action! Check out 7 Simple Ways to Help Your Classroom Go Green!
4. Random Acts of Kindness: Ask students, “have you done something nice for someone today”? Have each write down and share a random acts of kindness, and prepare a plan to carry through with doing good!
5. Teacher Appreciation: Begin the Teacher Appreciation brainstorm in the classroom! What can your classroom do together to say a BIG thank you to their teacher? Plan an extended project during free time working on a giant card, a homemade video of thanks, a class picture of students holding big letters that spell out “Thank You,” the options are endless!