Adventures in sort-of unschooling

Giving Back

on August 13, 2012

This is one thing I want my kids to do – volunteer. It’s a little difficult to find such opportunities, but I’ve managed to find one way that my kids can be involved in giving back to the community. Back in April I started a Charlotte chapter of Binky Patrol. My kids are 3 and 5 and can’t sew or knit, but they can help with aspects of it, like helping me sort the yarn that was donated by Baskets of Yarn. They helped sort by color and then we counted each stack. I’ve been making squares and I figure they can help lay out the squares for a blanket. They’ll go with me to donate the first batch of blankets to the police department. As they get older, they can help with fleece blankets and maybe eventually learn to knit/crochet blankets.

Yesterday I got a little over 11 inches of my hair cut off. As it’s been growing, I’ve explained to them where the hair will be used. I think they get the idea.

It’s probably not much, but it’s something, right?


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