🛒 Offer to do someone’s weekly shop
While visiting that elderly neighbour, why not ask if they, or someone they know, could do with some help for their weekly shop? It’s a great way to introduce your kids to the idea of helping others, and explaining to them that not everyone is able to get out of the house easily to do tasks, like shopping. Have the kids help out by making sure you stick strictly to the list of items the person needs, and encourage them to think about sensible spending choices to stick within their budget.
🙋 Volunteer at your local community centre
See if your local community centre are taking part in the Big Help Out. There should be plenty of opportunities to volunteer, but something like helping at the tuck shop would be great for your kids. It might help them improve their numeracy by working out change, and get an even better understanding of selling and buying. Plus, it could help them develop their confidence by interacting with new people, and learning how to speak to customers!