Today we begin GUBing Thanks! We started GUBing Thanks to teach kids the meaning of giving and being thankful for the opportunities and materialistic things we do get to enjoy.
My parents always said to my brothers and I that we need to appreciate what they work hard for and what we earn. Life isn’t about materialistic things and we can’t take them with us when we leave this life so we need to appreciate the moments in life and the opportunities we get.
I want my kids to feel the same. Since they are the only two grandkids on my side of the family they are spoiled in a very loving way. My parents have showered them with many things. The hubs and I have worked hard to provide them with more than enough things.
Recently the kids and I went thru their 2 huge toy boxes. I had them go thru and everything and we were able to empty a whole toy box and these 3 bags of toys. During the process I had to remind them that they have more than enough and we can donate to a store or to kids that may not have any toys.
I can’t lie the kids had a hard time. They’ve become very attached to some toys but it was definitely time to learn to give to donate and to really appreciated the wealth of toys they have.
I said our toys don’t stay with us forever. We must give when we can and right now you have so much to give. Don’t you want to make other kids happy?
We are in the process of taking them to a local shelter to donate our toys. I plan to take the kids with us so they know where their toys will be living.
How do you teach your kids about donating?