Bunk Activities: Monday

#1 Outdoor Adventure:

Hello Neighbor! Walk and Wave

Did you know that you can smile with your eyes? It’s called SMIZING, and it pairs well with wearing a mask. We’re going on a walk today to spread HAPPINESS. SO: Practice your BIGGEST smize, a little shy one, a laugh-y one and then put on your shoes. Get your mom or your dad or your sister or your sitter and walk down your street and back. The rules: Say hello, wave (and smize!) at everyone you see. Count how many waves you give and how many you get back!

#2 Storytime: We March by Shane W. Evan

About the story: On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place — more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony. Many words have been written about that day, but few as delicate and powerful as those presented here by award-winning author and illustrator Shane W. Evans. When combined with his simple yet compelling illustrations, the thrill of the day is brought to life for even the youngest reader to experience.


Watch a read-aloud here!


#3 Change the World: Yes Really!


Learn about three little activists who are doing BIG things — and then make your own make-the-world better plan!

Ella Morrison, Ella’s Lemonade Shop (pic above!)


When six-year-old Ella best friend got sick, she started a lemonade stand to raise money to make her friend feel better. Now, Ella is 11 and her business is even BIGGER — and gives a lot of money to curing the sickness that made her friend sick.

Joshua Williams, Joshua's Heart


When Joshua was 5, his grandma give him $5 to spend on WHATEVER he wanted. Instead of spending it on candy or toys, Joshua gave his money to a man he saw on the side of the road that had no food or no home. Now Joshua is 16, and he is still giving hungry people food.


Joris Hutchison,  N/a’an ku sê

Joris has always LOVED cheetahs. When he was six, he found out cheetahs were in danger, and asked his mom how he could help them. His mom found a place where cheetahs live in Africa, and he and his mom found a way to raise money to help those cheetahs stay safe.]


Now it’s your turn! Grab some pencils or crayons and some paper, and then write down or draw:


Someone you love

Your favorite animal

Your favorite place

Something you are REALLY GOOD at


Now ask yourself: What can I do to help this person or animal or place? Can I use that something I’m REALLY GOOD at to help keep them safe or make them happy?


One idea: Bake cookies, have a bake sale, and send what you earn to an org that protects the animals or places your child listed — or deliver those baked cookies to the favorite person to make them smile.

(Images and cool kid stories via treehugger.com)

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