Embracing Diversity

What are you doing? More than ever, kids and teens need to learn about and practice identifying and valuing difference. Embracing Diversity is an interactive activity to help children recognize and appreciate differences. Youth will explore the importance of diversity and its significance within their community. Kids will categori ze different objects and discuss how those different characteristics can be used to describe the unique qualities...Read more

Practicing Empathy

What are you doing? Practicing Empathy is an activity that teaches children how to build their emotional literacy and practice perspective taking, two of the core building blocks of empathy. This activity will help children to create stronger emotional connections with each other, building empathy that they can then put into practice when completing service projects. Why does it matter? Empathy is a set of skills that involves the practice of...Read more

Friendship Bench

What You Are Doing: The Arrowhead Kids Care Club from East Setauket, NY aspired to combat bullying and make their playground a more inclusive space. They built a Friendship Bench to encourage students to meet new people and establish meaningful friendships. Why it Matters: One out of every 4 students in the U.S. is bullied every year. [1] Youth can be bullied based on their looks, body shape, race or simply because of the way they act or the...Read more

Literacy Game Night

This project was inspired by the Youth for Literacy generationOn Club of Redwood City, CA who hosted a game night at their local library! Your group can host a game night too, and help non-native speakers practice their vocabulary and grammar skills. There are 311 languages spoken in the U.S. and an estimated 7,000 different languages spoken around the world! [1] In 2013, nearly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. spoke a language other than English. [2]...Read more

DIY Games Using Recycled Materials

The ZERA'IM WIZO Bogota Bnei Mitzva Kids Care Club from Bogota, Colombia used recycled items to make educational materials for a local school. They used magazine cut-outs to make flashcards, egg cartons to make counting games and old fabric samples to teach young children their colors. You can help younger kids learn too by making educational tools and games from recyclable materials and donating them to a local pre-school or community center!...Read more

Great Reads Bookmarks

Do you ever get inspired by great books? Show someone what reading means to you by making colorful and personalized bookmarks to give to your school, local library or community center. You can illustrate your favorite scenes from a book that you love, and recommend a list of must-reads. Celebrate and share the joy of literacy by hosting a book drive and giving handmade bookmarks to a community in need.Read more
A Lemonade Difference

A Lemonade Difference!

Lemonade stands or other beverage stands are a great way to raise extra money for many different causes. Set up your stand at a sports event, tag sale, park or wherever thirsty neighbors are likely to walk by. Let them know who you are (make posters with the name of your Kids Care Club) and what cause you are supporting with the change they will give you for their drink purchases. Having flyers on hand to give out when requested, explaining the...Read more
Penny Power

Penny Power!

One penny will not buy much but thousands of pennies can make a difference! Do you want to earn a significant amount of money in a short period of time to implement projects or support a cause? Organize a Kids Care Clubs Penny Power! collection.Read more

BOO'K Bash

How do you combine Party Pals, seniors, Halloween and literacy? Create a BOO'k Bash! The Paws for Peace KCC of Tampa Florida hosted a Halloween BOO'k Bash for a local Senior Center. Club members promoted literacy by dressing up as characters from their favorite book and reading it to a senior citizen. The kids made crafts, held a sing-along and shared refreshments as part of the "Bash!" Halloween is a great time to be Kids Care Party Pals,...Read more

Back-to-school Backpacks!

Remember when you were in school how great it was to get new clothes and new supplies to start the school year? Unfortunately, there are millions of kids whose families cannot afford to buy them school supplies. Your can help by collecting or purchasing new school supplies for children and putting them together in new backpacks for kids so they can start the school year off right!Read more