The holidays are a season which inspire a sense of generosity among many, and a great time to get youth involved in helping others.
Mastery, belonging, independence, and GENEROSITY are the Four Essential Elements of 4-H. Repeated research demonstrates the importance of practiced generosity for positive youth development. It’s also good for adults! Practicing generosity contributes to both improved physical and emotional health, including a reduction in stress.
Indiana 4-H has developed a great toolkit for teaching generosity to 4-H members. This toolkit consist of powerpoint lessons, videos, and more. Check it out HERE. My personal favorite is the “Deciding What to Give” lesson plan.