Lemons to Aid and Meals on Wheels have developed a way for kids of all ages to get involved and make a difference!
“Positive Placemats” are an easy and fun way to make an impact on an elderly person receiving a meal from Meals on Wheels. You can make these during the school day, over the weekend with your family or any time you and your child feel like making a difference in the life of another person.
You will need these items to make your “Positive Placemats”:
- 12 x 18 construction paper
- Fun, happy and upbeat stickers
Write happy and inspiring messages in the middle of each placemat. Not sure what to write? Here are some examples:
- Thinking of You!
- Enjoy Your Meal
- Hope this puts a smile on your face!
The child can now decorate around the words with the stickers, crayons and markers. It is always fun to have your child sign his/her first name and put their age at the bottom – ex: Hudson, age 4. Also, if your school is putting together this project, you may want to add an additional message – ex: “These placemats were made by the children of Kiddie Krafts Camp” or “From your friends at The Cooper Aerobics Center.”
While your child is decorating the placemat, you may use the Fact Sheet to teach your child about the Meals on Wheels program.
Once the placemat(s) is finished, you will need to mail them to:Meals on Wheels ATTN: Betsy Cox 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75247
The placemats will be laminated and delivered with the meals.
Please email pictures of your child making the placemats to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our website. We can’t wait to see your inspiring work!