Pinterest is overwhelmed with cute lunchbox printable notes and jokes to put in kids’ lunches. I like to sneak a little note into my kids’ lunches when they are away from me (History Club, etc. for you Homeschoolers!), don’t you? (My son thinks he is getting too old for such things, but I secretly think he still likes it. I’m not going to stop anyway!)
Now I have gotten the kids into the note writing action too. We’re always on the lookout for a way to serve others. When it happens organically, all the better. One thing we have started doing is putting little notes in Dad’s lunchbox. It’s not an everyday thing, but once in a while, as a surprise or when Dad has a challenging day ahead, we take out some paper and pencils and put in a little surprise. My son could always use a little extra writing practice, and this gives it a little meaning. My oldest daughter is just learning to write, so it’s good practice for her too, but even before that she would draw a little picture. When she was old enough, I would write the note and have her trace it in highlighter–great writing practice! My youngest is in the scribble stage, but we make sure she scribbles away and doesn’t get left out!
Service projects don’t have to be big, and they can start right in our home. Serving our dads a little bit of cheer is a great way to prepare our hearts for serving others.
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10
What ways do you teach your kids to serve their own family members?