Thoughtful Questions to Ask Your Child
For Younger Children
- What did you like about helping, giving or sharing? How did it make you feel? How do you think it made the person feel who received your gift of time, talent or treasure?
- What did you like most about the child/adult you helped? How did you feel when that child/adult said “thank you”? Would you like to share or give again? Why?
- What did the character(s) in your book do that was nice? What did the character(s) do that wasn’t nice? What would you do in that situation?
- Think about the heroes you like from today’s time or from history. Why were they heroes? How is the world a better place because of these people? What would you do in their situation?
For Older Children
- How does it feel to be a citizen of the United States? Our democracy gives us many rights, do we also have responsibilities? Are politics easy or difficult to understand? What can you do to become involved in the election process?
- What is the difference between a hero and a celebrity? Who do you respect and how have they made a difference because of their actions?
- Have you enjoyed your involvement with nonprofit organizations (like Boy/Girl Scouting or 4-H) enough to consider that kind of job for a career? Remember, nonprofits offer jobs in —accounting, public relations, forestry, management, etc. —perhaps a career you could enjoy as you make the world a better place.
Reprinted with the permission of Learning to Give. © LearningToGive.org.
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