As our campaigns always have some sort of charitable aspect in them, sometimes it’s just fun to have some simple neighborly kindness. Everyone loves to give and receive “boo’s”. I have done them for my adult neighbors with a bottle of wine and the sign below and we do them to about 3 unsuspecting neighbors in our neighborhood with kids. Sometimes we even do a drive by to a friend from school and drop one off to their house to start the trend in their neighborhood. It’s fun, easy, and inexpensive.
Halloween ~ my kids know it is my favorite holiday and month of the year. I love haunted houses (with limits of course), the festivals, costumes, silliness and decorations across the neighborhood.
But back to the kids! Here are your instructions for October’s challenge. Have fun Ambassadors!
- 2-3 Small $1 bin bucket or decorative bag.
- 2-3 Boo sign of choice attached
- 2-3 print outs of the instructions to leave and encourage others to spread the fun and kindness in their neighborhood
- A few small toys, candy, or treat to place in your bag (be cognizant of chocolate and things that can melt in sun unless left in covered area)
2. Print 2-3 Boo signs and 2-3 ISP Boo Directions
3. Decide what you want to put in your bucket. We usually do a bit of candy, and if kids some glow sticks, stickers, note pads, and other non-edible things geared to that home’s age group(s). We also have some ideas here on our Pinterest board for this challenge.
4. Assemble the kit and place the sign and direction inside the kit
5. Take a photo of your kit (with or without your Ambassador)
6. Add your kindness act and photo on the map here
5. Drop off!
We like to go out as a family just after dark, drop off at the door and do a little ding-dong ditch (like the old days Moms) and hide along the other side of the house so hear them as they answer and get excited. The kids love doing it this way.
October challenge and other fun ways to give back will be up on the site soon! Happy Early Halloween friends!