Orange is the color of hunger awareness, and September 6-9 is the official time to Go Orange for No Kid Hungry. I’m proud to be part of Moms Fighting Hunger … and I’ve gone orange! There are No Kid Hungry activities going on throughout September, so my Facebook and Twitter profiles will go orange all month.
This is an important cause!
More than 16 million kids in America struggle with hunger. (Source: USDA Household Food Security in the United States). That’s one in five kids or over 21% of all kids.
Along with wearing orange, you can Go Orange on your Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, too. No Kid Hungry Facebook page has resources to use on Facebook. You can support Moms Fighting Hunger by putting a Moms Fighting Hunger Twibbon badge on your Facebook profile and/or Twitter profile. You can move the badge to wherever you want it on your picture, and make it the size you wish. You’ll see mine on both @DebChitwood and @RaisingSkaters.
Going Orange for Both Adults and Kids
There are many ways both you and your kids can get involved in the No Kids Hungry campaign. Of course, we don’t want young children to be overly worried, but there are many ways even very young children can participate.
It’s great to get your kids involved in food drives and other activities to start the habit of volunteerism and making a difference from a young age. At any age, you can have fun with the idea of going orange. And for very young children, it’s a great way to reinforce the concept of the color orange.
If you’re a member of ABC Teach, you can print out an Orange Things booklet. If you’re not a member, your child could always cut and paste orange objects from catalogs and magazines to make your own Orange Things booklet. An orange scavenger hunt and orange crafts are wonderful ways to focus on the color orange, too.
Or do some pumpkin activities to reinforce the color orange. Pumpkin activities are fun this time of year anyway. I have a Montessori-inspired pumpkin unit at Living Montessori Now and a Pumpkin Unit Study Pinterest Board with lots of ideas for pumpkin activities of all kinds.
From the No Kid Hungry website, here’s a listing of No Kid Hungry ideas for parents and teachers (and a place where you can take the No Kid Hungry Pledge). Here ‘s a page of resources from No Kid Hungry, including a No Kid Hungry Kid Pledge and a page of stickers.
Free Word Art for No Kid Hungry
If you’d like a free graphic, please feel free to use either of these printables:
“Feed Just One” Word Art Freebies (without watermark)
Go Orange Linky Party
You’ll find lots of ideas for both kids and adults in the Go Orange Linky Party! Please link up your kid-friendly ideas for No Kid Hungry:
Have fun going orange and truly making a difference!
Linked to Tuesday Tots, The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions at Milk and Cuddles and Crystal & Co. , The Weekly Kid’s Co-op, Living Life Intentionally Linky Party, Preschool Corner, Saturday Show & Tell, Show-and-Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, and Link & Learn.