January 04, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday

Today is the Super Heroes of Service report and challenge (since it's the first Wednesday of the month).  Last month the challenge was to do the Good Deed Advent.  The boys and I had a good time trying to do all the little challenges.  We got to make gifts for our garbage men.  Rex was really excited to deliver them to the truck.  Our garbage men know him by name.  We got to deliver Christmas to a couple little families.  The boys loved putting change in the Salvation Army cup.  We had a lot of fun.


This month's Super Heroes of Service Challenge is write thank you notes.  I'm sure there are several people we could all thank for Christmas gifts.  I'm sure we can think of people we could thank for all sorts of things.  I'm going to have the boys color some thank you notes and send them off.  I want them to learn that saying thank you is important.  I like to let them say what they want, while I write it down.  It makes for some funny cards :)

Did anyone else get to do some good deed advent fun?  I'd love to hear about it.

10 comments:

  1. your little super hero is awefully cute! love your idea of the monthly challenges- great way to engage!

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  2. My kids may dread this, but anytime they get a gift, they must write a thank you note. Thank you notes aren't done very much anymore, but they are such a welcome gesture. I've had dozens of people tell me how much they appreciate getting notes from my girls. I have also written them for my son, but I think this year it is time for him to start scribbling his own. :)

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  3. I absolutely LOVED your good deed advent idea so I did it with my almost 4 year old the month of December! It was so much fun & I think he learned alot. We donated toys, clothes & food to the Care & Share, picked up trash etc. one of my favorites & his too, was to write a thank you note to his best friend & send it in the mail. It was so cute & a few days later he got a thank you note back!! He loved getting mail & wants to write "notes" all the time now!! Thank you for the advent service idea!! It is now a tradition we will do every December & more often throughout the year!!

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  4. We provided Christmas for a little family, put money in the Salvation Army kettle, cleaned up a yard, walked a dog, and more. The Thank you notes are already written and in the mail. I wanted them to know how much we appreciated their kindness. LOve your bog!

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  5. Speaking of super heroes...I saw this great wall art on Etsy, and it reminded me of your boys and how you're always posting about super hero stuff! http://www.etsy.com/listing/75391330/kids-wall-art-childrens-art-print-poster

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  6. I've been wanting to follow your Wednesday good deeds since I started reading your blog, and one of my resolutions this year was to start! So thank you for supplying one that was already on my list of things for my boys to do.

    P.S. I LOVE the pic of your boys at the top of the blog. It makes me smile and laugh every time I see it!

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  7. Just found your blog and love it! What a great idea...the thank you note has sadly gone by the wayside. Good challenge to bring it back!

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  8. I downloaded a cool app (red stamp)on my phone that allows me to send postcards using pictures on my phone. I took pictures of my daughter opening her gifts from family out of state and then used the app to send thank you cards. I loved doing them this way because then the family member gets an updated picture of my daughter and we get to send a pretty cool personalized thank you. Plus most cards are only $1.99!!

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  9. Thank You so much for this challenge. I always put off writing thank you's and then never get around to doing them. I wrote up a little post about some cards I made that i sent out to a few people.

    Check it out if you'd like
    http://ahenandherchicks.blogspot.com/2012/01/simple-thank-you.html

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  10. I wrote thank-you notes to all of my sweet little students who gave me Christmas gifts. I try really hard to remember to write thank-you notes and to get my boys to write thank-you notes. It's the least we can do after someone spends the time to pick out a gift for us!

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