Organize a Caroling Outing

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Christmas caroling is long-standing holiday tradition that not too many people do anymore.  Don’t let this tradition die out!   Your kids probably will be hesitant to go caroling by themselves, but if they’re in a group it’s less intimidating.  Organize a caroling outing with your church group, Girl Scout or Boy Scout packs, other service organizations.  Last Monday, my son’s Cub Scout Pack sang at our local assisted living home.  It’s a service project they do each year.

I’m not quite sure all the boys enjoyed singing (I’m pretty sure my son was lip-synching while hiding in the back row) but I love how it teaches them that this season is about doing things for others, whether you’re “into” it or not.  They were so cute!  They also made Christmas ornaments to hand out to each of the residents.

Although singing is not his favorite activity, I’m pretty sure he felt great about the fact he had brightened the day for so many others.

 

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