20 Ways You Can Make A Difference in the Lives of Children

Walking down the street to the park just my cousin and I we stop to smell flowers, count the drains, and stay out of the way. She runs across the grass when we arrive, takes off her shoes in a designated spot and starts to play.

Swinging high in the sky I start to think, “I’m making an impact in her life nomatter what I do or say.” I can choose to spend time with her by playing or going for a walk, or I can choose to say I’m busy and not play at all. I want to make a good difference in her life and all the kids I’m around and maybe you’re reading this too and are thinking, “I want to but what are some ways I can do that?”

20 ways you can make a difference in the life of a kid are –

  1. Spend time with them.
  2. Ask them what they want to do and join in.
  3. Push them on the swings or merry-go-round.
  4. Slide or play a game of tag with them.
  5. Make them laugh about something good.
  6. Color, do puzzles, draw, or do another table activity with them.
  7. Bake cookies, pizza, or a favorite snack together.
  8. Let them help you rinse or dry dishes.
  9. Play a favorite game with them.
  10. Read some books together.
  11. Go for a walk.
  12. Play with them at the park.
  13. Jump rope or on the trampoline together.
  14. Go swimming or build a sandcastle with them.
  15. Allow them to do the things they can do and encourage them.
  16. Smile and help them make the right decisions.
  17. Speak calmly no matter the situation.
  18. Give them choices to get them to do what they need to do instead of yelling at them.  (Ex: You can choose to put the toys away or sit in the chair.)
  19. Let them help choose what to have for a meal or snack.
  20. Give them lots of love and show them that you care about them.

What are some other ways we can make a difference in the lives of children? Which is your favorite?


Posted on September 1, 2011, in Children & other. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. volunteer at a school! 🙂

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