Oct 15 2019

Boo! It’s time for some Halloween inspired kindness this month! 

While trick-or-treating and decorating are fun, I get most excited about spreading some kindness during the month of October! One of the best ways to turn your neighborhood into a community is to connect with your neighbors. This month, I’m encouraging you to “Boo It Forward” to create a community in your neighborhood through some Halloween fun! 

What is “Boo It Forward”? As a family, you secretly deliver buckets of fun to a couple of neighbors to spread some kindness and share the holiday spirit. You can personalize your buckets of fun for each household you boo making the surprise even more exciting! After they’ve been “boo’ed” they have to do the same to a few different neighbors. The trend continues until, hopefully, everyone in your neighborhood has been “boo’ed”. This is a great way to get the whole neighborhood involved in some holiday kindness! Everyone in the neighborhood will feel more connected to the families they see every day, but may not necessarily know that well. 

So let’s get boo’ing! 

Items Needed:

  • 2-3 Small $1 bin, bucket or decorative bag.
  • 2-3 Boo signs (click here)
  • 2-3 print outs of the instructions to leave and encouraging others to spread the fun and kindness in their neighborhood
  • A few small toys, candy, or treat to place in your bag (be cognizant of chocolate and things that can melt in sun unless left in covered area)

How to Participate:

  1. Purchase your 2-3 boo buckets. The Target dollar bin section is a great place to find some!
  2. Print 2-3 Boo Signs and 2-3 ISP Boo Directions
  3. Decide what you want to put in your bucket. A bit of candy, and if kids some glow sticks, stickers, note pads, and other non-edible things geared to that home’s age group(s). 
  4. Assemble the kit and place the sign and direction inside the kit
  5. Take a photo of your kit (with or without yourself in it)
  6. Add your kindness act and photo on the map here
  7. Drop off!

Reflection Questions

  • What was your favorite part of participating in “Boo It Forward”?
  • How do you think your small act of kindness impacted your neighborhood?
  • How do you think your boo-gram made the person receiving it feel?