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Surprise a Neighbor

Today for your advent activity, why not surprise a neighbor by doing something unexpected? You never know when somebody might really need an act of kindness.

I’ve listed a few ideas below. Add your own to the comments at the bottom of this post.

Some Ideas to Surprise a Neighbor

Sweep their sidewalk

Give them one of your homemade Christmas gifts

Just stop by and say hello

Rake some leaves

Sing a Christmas carol for them

Shovel snow if you have some in your area

Take them some cookies

Pick up any litter from the street in their yard

Say a prayer for them

Offer to walk their dog

Watch their kids for two hours while they go shopping (great if you have older kids and they have younger)

Help them put up some Christmas decorations

Make them a batch of soup or stew

Do one of the Corporal Works of Mercy.

Love youR Neighbor Icebreaker Game

Love Your Neighbor Game

This icebreaker is a little like musical chairs or Duck Duck Goose. It involves getting up and moving to an empty seat. The question is, do you love your neighbor or not? 🙂 It would be good to accompany a discussion of how to surprise a neighbor.

Do Yardwork for the Elderly in Your Neighborhood

Do Yardwork for the Elderly in Your Neighborhood

Service projects are a good way to show our care for others. They can be considered a type of almsgiving. One popular project with teens and younger children is yardwork for the elderly.

Communities of Salt and Light: Being Neighbors

See some resources on the importance of being neighbors and how to strengthen our communities.

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