Monday, March 4, 2013

Make a Difference Mondays - Color a Smile

I'm sure many of you have seen this before, but it is one of my favorite "simple, yet effective" ways to get my kids involved in a charity.  What kid doesn't like to color? My 6 year old can go through a coloring book in a day.  The thing is, those sheets just get thrown away (hopefully recycled).  Why not have the kiddos color a page and bring a smile to a stranger's face in the process.

Here's how it works.

1) Go to Color A Smile
2) Either download one of their coloring pages, or follow the directions to make one of your own.
3) Send in your masterpiece.

These pictures go to Nursing Homes, Meals On Wheels programs, and other individuals that have requested a "smile."

A fun and easy on-going project for the kidderoos.  For the price of a piece of paper, an envelope and a stamp, you take a kid's throw-away project and pass on the love.



  1. How cool! Have you ever posted this in Jan Babies? I am going to get the Big One and Ms. Middle on this RIGHT AWAY! Also, come link up this post today on Inspired Tuesday. It's up now on my blog. All you have to do is copy the URL from this post and enter it into the website address. Then, fill out the rest of the info (I think it's like your email, but she doesn't email, and your name...can be just your first name).

  2. Oops...I missed it yesterday Dawn, I'll link up next week for sure!

    1. I'm pretty sure it's still up today, but it is better to link up right away. Then, more people see your entry.

  3. This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing this. Thanks for linking up with Inspired Tuesday.