The Ice Water Welcome is a good Samaritan activity that gives back to a group of people that don't often get much gratitude: construction workers.
Every summer it happens -- hardworking road crews gather early in the morning and work until the end of the day. They repair cracks, fill potholes, and sometimes resurface the road. It's their job, and they're paid to keep the streets safe, but it's thirsty work.
Encourage your child to offer these hardworking men and women a welcome relief the next time they work in your neighborhood.
What You'll Need:
- Paper cups
- Ice water
While providing supervision, allow your child and some of his or her friends to offer the street crews a clean paper cup full of ice-cold water. This will teach kids the value of a 'thank you' by letting city road crews know you appreciate their hard work. It's an act of kindness they won't soon forget.
Remember, be sure to impress upon kids the importance of asking their parents before approaching anyone they don't know.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Contributing writers: Maria Birmingham, Kelly E. Bledsoe, and Kelly Milner Halls.