Let’s Go Chipper this Thanksgiving: Lend a Helping Hand to those in need!
November is the month of giving and thanks. Chipper wants to teach our little ones compassion and generosity and the best way to inspire is by setting an example! That’s why Chipper is reaching out and making requests for any schools or kids in need. Chipper is putting his holiday list together for gift donations so contact us soon!
We are also donating all our November proceeds from our book, Helping Hands, to the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. The Red Cross and other disaster relief groups have been working hard, day and night, to support communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy and make sure they have food and water. Help Chipper help others in need by purchasing your copy today and spreading the word!
Whether you are a parent or a teacher, making a Helping Hands tree craft is a great activity to teach your little ones to lend a Helping Hand! Just print out some of Chipper’s Little Helping Hands coloring sheets (just save the image below, then print!) Use recycled paper when possible and talk about ways we can help the planet!
Begin making your tree by taping or gluing strips of brown construction paper or recycled paper bags to a recycled cardboard tree trunk. All you need is some tape or glue and a pair of scissors! We made the Helping Hand Tree shown below for a community Chipper Camp-out at the Sequoya Country Club, CA in under 10 minutes! See a video of the event here.
Then have your kids write something they have done to help out family, community or the environment on their hand. Then color and cut out. Use the hands as leaves for your tree!
Now place your tree somewhere in your home or classroom to admire. Add more hands with every new way they help out! Make a fun game out of it and challenge your kids to fill up your tree by Thanksgiving! Then they can share all they’ve done to help with friends and family and discuss other ways to help out!
Let’s Go Chipper and Lend a Helping Hand this Holiday Season!
High FIVE Chipper! What a wonderful way to give and lend a hand to those in need 😉
Thanks Mary Clare! We are happy to help those in need any way we can!