On Matt’s thread, Jordon F. wrote, “I should add that I think children are particularly quick at grasping and enjoying the opportunity of rendering service as a family. “
I agree with him completely. But I’ve been stymied by how to perform meaningful service with three small kids (currently 9, 6, and 2.5). The one really wonderful experience we had was at a food bank putting together boxes of nonperishables for Thanksgiving dinner. But that was a one-shot deal and the regular food bank here has a minimum age of seven to volunteer. I honestly don’t know what we can do. Maybe I’m just not creative enough.
Anyway: What meaningful service projects have you done with your young children?