Suggested Group Activity
Make “America Let’s Do Lunch” empowerment tray favors to support mental wellness with positive messages. Place on Meals on Wheels trays to show seniors they are important and noticed!
Download this workbook for younger achievers to better understand feelings.
Use it as an optional requirement for young children to do before the meeting begins.
Imagine being very sick for a long time. You can’t go home. Instead you have to stay in the hospital. How would that make you feel? Some people, especially older people, will never be able to leave. They need special care from the doctors. Sometimes they don’t have family or friends to visit them so they get lonely too.
Have you ever felt lonely?
Requirement 2: See It!
You can help cheer someone up who is lonely or sick. Watch this video to see how drawing a picture and visiting helped make this senior citizen happier.
Participate in a crafting for service project. Here are some ideas:
- Make cards for people serving in the military.
- Make placemats or tray favors for Meals on Wheels.
- Make a craft with seniors at assisted living.
- Visit a VA hospital or children’s hospital and bring something you made to decorate the patients’ rooms.
Download the optional review sheet for younger achievers.
- Do you consider your crafting for service a success?
- Would you do it again?
- What would you do different next time?
Why do you think people get sad and lonely?
- Do they have family?
- Are they far away from their family?
- Do they have friends?
Congratulations! You have earned the Crafting for Service patch. It can be purchased at our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Does this give you some ideas for earning the Companion patch?
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