Summer of Giving: Fun and Meaningful Activities for your Family

June 11, 2024
2 Min read

Summer is here! As you plan your family activities and travels, our philanthropy team has compiled a variety of fun and easy ways to connect through engaging activities and meaningful giving. 

Game on!

Turn road trips or downtime into opportunities to learn and connect with these interactive games:  

  • Give As We Grow A mobile app that educates children about giving and philanthropy. Suitable for all ages. 
  • The Game of Life Goals A card game that encourages players to imagine their futures and live life to the fullest. Recommended for ages 8 and above. 
  • Brain Quest for the Car A Q&A trivia game designed to turn road trips into a learning adventure. Best for children aged 12 and up. 
  • Skillmatics Card GameA guessing game that involves questions to identify the animal on the card. Great for ages 6 to 9. 

Volunteer as a Family 

Volunteering together can be a deeply rewarding experience and instills in kids the importance of giving back—both as a goal and lifestyle.  

  • Look for local organizations that host volunteer activities like packing meals at a food bank, walking dogs at an animal shelter, or planting trees. 
  • Choose a cause that resonates with your family to ensure a meaningful experience. 
  • Get in touch with our philanthropy team for current opportunities near you this summer.

Readers are Leaders

Strengthen family bonds and spark rich conversations by reading together: 

  • Curious George Saves His PenniesLearn about saving with a storybook that includes a pop-out coin bank. Suitable for ages 2-5. 
  • The Daring Duo A book series about giving back, ideal for ages 3-8. 
  • A Moneybunny Book Series (6 books) – Teaches the concept of earning money through the adventures of an exuberant little bunny. Designed for ages 4-7. 
  • Because of Winn-DixieExplore themes of friendship and community through the adventures of Opal and her stray dog. Recommended for ages 8-11. 
  • Teen Philanthropy CaféA guide series that introduces young people to strategic, thoughtful philanthropy. Suitable for ages 13-19. 

Engage in Family Discussions 

Creating an environment where ideas and values are discussed freely takes time. A great way to start is by initiating regular family conversations around the importance of investing in ourselves and others. Here are some prompts to get you started:  

  • What are you grateful for today?
  • What is one family tradition you enjoy?
  • What cause is important to you, and why?
  • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  • What activity would you like us to do as a family?
  • How can our family make a positive impact on the world?

For more conversation ideas, consider the Kids Conversation Pack, which contains a variety of topics to spark dialogue and foster curiosity.  

We hope these ideas inspire your family to connect and give back this summer. If you have any questions or need further suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Wishing you a summer filled with growth, connection, and fun!