We had a wonderful time with the families who came out to Be My Neighbor Day 2024 in Dothan, Alabama! We can’t wait to see you again next year. The date and location will be announced later this year.

What is Be My Neighbor Day?

Be My Neighbor Day is a free, family event for children ages 2 – 8 to learn about how to be a caring neighbor. We’ll meet community partners, first responders, and enjoy crafts and activities.

Like Daniel Tiger in the PBS Kids show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, we discover ways to be a caring neighbor and celebrate helping others!

Be My Neighbor Day is a “grr-ific” way to begin a lifetime of volunteerism!

Donations Needed

During the event, we collected new and gently used coats, jackets, and sweaters to donate to a neighbor in need. Thank you to everyone who donated.

At Home Activities

Being a caring neighbor doesn’t stop after one big day! That’s why we’ve compiled some fun activities that you can do together with your family at home.

Make a Bird Feeder

Take care of animal neighbors, too!

Supplies: Pipe Cleaner & Circle Shaped Cereal

Instructions: (1) Place the cereal on the pip cleaner (2) Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to make a circle (3) Hang the bird feeder outside so your feathered friends can enjoy it!

Make a Kindness Secret Message Puzzle

Brighten someone’s day with a drawing or kind note!

Supplies: Markers, Scissors & Kindness Secret Message Puzzle Printout

Instructions: (1) Write or draw your message on your Kindness Secret Message Puzzle printout (2) Cut along the solid lines to create your puzzle pieces (3) Give the pieces to a friend or family member so they can solve the puzzle and see your message!

Create a Family Kindness Pledge Banner

Make a kindness pledge banner as a family!

Supplies: Crayons, Scissors & Kindness Pledge Banner Printout

Instructions: (1) Gather as a family and brainstorm different ways you can show kindness (2) On your family’s Kindness Pledge Banner, write how many hours your family plans to dedicate to kindness (3) Next, write down the different ways your family has shown kindness on the different triangles of your banner (4) Hang your family’s Kindness Pledge Banner somewhere in your home where everyone will see!

Plant a Flower for a Teacher

Plant a flower for your teacher to brighten their day!

Supplies: Small Pot, Seed Starter (or Mulch and Seeds) & Markers/Paint

Instructions: (1) Decorate your pot with markers or paint. Let it dry (2) Put your seed starter or mulch/seeds into the pot (3) Add water to the pot (4) Give it to your teacher to say thank you!

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