It's easy to forget that the holidays are really about giving back, especially when you run out of wrapping paper at the worst time or are debating whether to buy your child a tower of plastic almost as tall as they are. Your kiddo may not realize that giving back is a priority to your family if you donate to a charity without letting them have a part in the process. This doesn't mean you should hand your checkbook over to your little one, though. Instead, there are some amazing give back programs to teach your kids about helping others.
From donating things they no longer use, like loveys or too-small coats, to going in-person to a nursing home or a food bank, or even helping an animal or playing Santa for a minute by leaving a special treat for your delivery person (who seems to be showing up multiple times a day in the weeks leading up to the holidays), your kids will remember the ways they gave back in years to come. They'll also remember the smell of the tree and the special breakfast you made far more than they’ll remember what exactly they unwrapped each year. These 10 ideas will get your whole family in the giving spirit.