Playdates with Purpose- For Purpose Kids

Having Fun while Doing Good: Hosting a Playdate with Purpose

There are many creative options for parents and caregivers, depending on the age and attention span of children, the season, and the amount of time you want to spend on this endeavor while still giving children free time to play.  Using the following tips to incorporate service into playdates and other family routines and planned activities (like birthday parties, milestone celebrations, family vacations and holiday traditions) will create a habit of kindness and allow kids to flex their empathy muscles as they grow.

  • Start with a story
  • Keep it simple, creative and fun
  • Make it meaningful
Misty Castaneda
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It's Summertime...and the Giving is Easy/ Meaningful Summer Activities for Kids that Support the Community

It's Summertime...and the Giving is Easy/ Meaningful Summer Activities for Kids that Support the Community

Do we have you singing our blog title in your head right now?  GOOD!  That means we got your attention.

For some of us…the summer is half over.

We are well into the month of July, have eaten at least 5 S’mores (if you don’t know what those are, you are MISSING OUT!), have given up screaming at the kids to pick up their wet bathing suits off the floor and have probably glanced at the calendar wondering why school can’t start TOMORROW so we can get a break. OR…if you are like my Mom, you are trying to drag out each day just a liiiiittle bit longer so the time doesn’t come when the grandkids have to pack up and head back home.  Either way, the time is drifting by…

…and what do our kids have to show for it (and high scores on video games don’t count!)?

Misty Castaneda
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What just happened with the United States & the Paris Agreement?  Why it’s more important than EVER to get our kids involved with protecting the environment through giving and volunteering.

What just happened with the United States & the Paris Agreement? Why it’s more important than EVER to get our kids involved with protecting the environment through giving and volunteering.

June 1, 2017 (or doomsday, as I like to refer to it) will go down in history as a day to remember…but probably not in a good way.  It will signify the day that the United States announced that it was withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, and as you can see- one of the For-Purpose Kids is pretty upset about it.

Wait…what just happened? 

Misty Castaneda
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