Saturday, May 22, 2010

Activity Days: Service Scavenger Hunt

I thought we better start doing a few more service activities before summer rush begins and we aren't as focused. We had the girls split up in two teams. It works out better if they are assigned teams so that they each get better aquainted with everyone rather than a little group of friends and others are left out. Each group was given a bucket filled with cleaning supplies and a paper which included the rules: stay together, everyone works, only two jobs per house and be respectful. Next they went and knocked on our neighbors' doors (only people we know to make things safe for everyone) and had a list handy of jobs they would be willing to perform. No job could be done multiple times but there were plenty of options:

  • wash windows
  • feed a pet
  • vacuum a room
  • dust
  • sweep the floor
  • load the dishwasher
  • empty the garbage
  • pull 15 weeds
  • dust blinds
  • wip off fridge and stove
  • clean microwave
  • clean a toilet
  • clean a tub/shower
  • clean a mirror
  • read a story to a child
  • pick up yard trash
  • water plants
  • sweep porch
  • wash dishes
  • walk the dog
  • sing a church song
  • wash a car
  • vacuum stairs
  • mop a floor
  • sweep the driveway
  • change a lightbulb
  • wipe a counter
  • clear off the table

We gave the girls only about 45 minutes before heading back to the house. We finished with a sweet treat and reminded the girls that service can be sweet!

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