With National Good Neighbor Day on September 28th, now is a perfect time for you and your family to practice being good neighbors.
When a buyer is interested in a home, one of the first questions they will ask is “how are the neighbors?”. Your behavior as a neighbor can be impactful on your community and your family. The goal of the community is to create a peaceful environment that everyone can enjoy. Here are a few fun ways you and your children can practice being good neighbors and show appreciation for your community.
1. Have A Community Clean-Up Scavenger Hunt
Who said cleaning up had to be boring? With this scavenger hunt, cleaning up the neighborhood becomes a fun game. Hand out these printables to neighbors and take your own family on the scavenger hunt to find all the pieces of trash on the list. If you’d like, you can also turn this into a friendly neighborhood competition to see which family collects the most trash at the end of their scavenger hunt! This will give kids a reason to participate and give your neighborhood some much-needed TLC.
2. Create A New Neighbor Welcome Basket
A great way for you and your family to welcome new neighbors is to make them a welcome basket filled with goodies and a new neighbor letter. Some goodies your neighbor may love to see might be flowers, candies, or blankets. The letter can include your favorite activities in the area, the best places to eat, and of course, your contact information for emergencies! Your kids can help assemble the basket and pitch in their recommendations as
3. Create Family Goodie Bags
Individual goodie bags are a great way to welcome new children and families to the neighborhood and can be a sweet random act of kindness. Moving to a new neighborhood can be scary and a goodie bag is sure to help calm the new child’s nerves. Gather fun items, such as chalk and bubbles, and put them in a bag with a cute tag attached to leave on the family’s doorsteps. Your kids can help you assemble these goodie bags and pick out items to give to the new kids!