Monthly Challenge March/April 2015

Our Monthly challenge for February/March 2015: Baskets Of Love

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Baskets of Love

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, there are many kids in hospitals that would love to receive a basket full of spring colors, candy and fun. This month we challenge our Ambassadors to make baskets with their families and friends for local children’s hospitals.

Supplies Needed:

  • Colorful Baskets
  • Various toys or craft items
  • Candy, stickers
  • Clear cellophane wrap
  • Ribbon

 

Here is how this Monthly Challenge is Done:

  • Call your local children’s hospital to get a list of items approved for gifting
  • Call on your friends for a playdate to make baskets for children
  • Have each child/parent bring 10-20 of one item (ie. sidewalk chalk)
  • Assemble baskets with one of each item and wrap in cellophane with a bow
  • Call your local children’s hospital to schedule a drop off time for your baskets

 

Idea Box:

  • For “Pups” stage a mini-egg hunt to get them excited. Then explain to them that some kids can’t go on an egg hunt so let’s help bring some Easter fun to them by making baskets
  • For all other Ambassador’s ages (9-18) schedule a Saturday morning or weekday afternoon to make baskets ending in an all-out bunny blast “Egging” friends in the best way possible. Fill some eggs and use this printable tag from Becoming Martha to spread the fun. Maybe even a note to encourage them to make baskets for kids in need as well.

 

Reflection Questions:

  1. How do you think these children will feel once they get these baskets?
  2. How does it make you feel to know you are making them happy?
  3. How does it make you feel to do something nice for a child that is sick?
  4. What’s your favorite part of doing something for another child?
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