There are so many joys for families to experience together around the holiday season: Decking the halls with festive decorations, decorating cookies together, staying up late for a cup of hot chocolate and an extra bedtime story. We have no doubt that your family's traditions are already filling your kids' season with wonderful memories, and with such a happy energy in the air, you may be looking for ways to introduce your kids to the joy of giving back as another joy of the season. In the spirit of lending a helping hand, we’ve partnered with Minute Maid to come up with ways for families of all backgrounds and values to go out and support members of their community this holiday season.
We know this time of year can be stressful for parents, but Minute Maid wants to remind you that every effort you make—big or small—makes an even bigger impact than you think. That effort may be as simple as spending a few extra minutes together with your family, so we made sure that every activity on our list can double as both a teachable moment and a great way to cash in on some quality time. Check out our list of ideas for teaching the importance of giving back below, and remember that no matter what you choose to do with your family this holiday season, it's certain to be memorable in the best way.