There are opportunities to serve all around us. This service project was something that I thought my kids would really enjoy! I bought these containers at the dollar store, of all places, and the seeds were just as inexpensive. The idea is to plant the flower seeds in the containers and have my kids water and take care of them.
When they are in full bloom, I'll have my kids think of neighbors or friends that could use some flowers to brighten their day. It is a simple idea, but I hope that it will help teach them the value of hard work and service.
Along the way, I plan to use the various stages of the plants' growth to teach my kids. For example, Faith is like a little seed. You need to continually water and nourish your seed every day. For a little while, you might not see what your hard work is producing. But as the days and weeks go on you finally see the fruits of all your hard work, beautiful flowers!!!
Similarly, we have to continually water and nourish our seed of faith with prayer, scripture study, obeying his commandments and including the Lord in our lives daily. Like the little seed, we will one day see the beautiful fruits of labors, our testimony of Jesus Christ.
I hope this simple idea will inspire your family to do this service project or think of one of your own that would help others around you!