Thursday, June 21, 2007

America Kids Day!

If you're here for Thursday Thirteen, please scroll down to the next post!
Actually, America Kids Day is this coming Sunday, but I will be camping in Missouri with my own little crew of children, and so I won't have a chance to update my blog. So I thought I'd post the America Kids Day today!
America Kids Day is a day to help kids appreciate what it means to live in the USA, and to help them learn what it means to be a good citizen. suggests that there are six aspects of being a good citizen:
Do your share to make your school, your community, and the world a better place.

Take responsibility for what goes on around you.

Participate in community service.

Help take care of the environment.

Be a good neighbor.

Treat other people with respect and dignity.

Follow the rules of your family, your school, and your society.

Since I'm posting this blog a little early, you have the whole weekend to talk to the special children in your life about what it means to be a good citizen! Ask them to come up with examples of how they have been, or plan to be, a good citizen.
Also, when you go about your usual business with the children, or watch TV or movies, point out the behaviors of different people, including yourself and the children. For instance if you notice someone on TV speaking rudely to someone else, you could ask the kids if they think that person is being a good citizen, and what the person could do differently.
You and the special kids in your life might decide to become better citizens by doing a community service project... and you can search here to find some ideas of things you can do.
Remember, as adults, it is our responsibility to help the children in our lives grow up to be good citizens!

1 comment:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Sounds like a lot of what they're teaching us (not just my son. All of us) in Cub Scouts!

Right on!