Ayyam-i-Ha Gift Guide: Family Service Projects


Ayyam-i-Ha Gift Guide 2013 - Alldonemonkey.com


It behoveth the people of Bahá, throughout these days, to provide good cheer for themselves, their kindred and, beyond them, the poor and needy, and with joy and exultation to hail and glorify their Lord, to sing His praise and magnify His Name.
-Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 25




Although gift-giving is an enjoyable part of Ayyám-i-Há for many people, an essential part of the holiday is service to others.  As a result, we are including below some of our favorite family service project ideas.

We’d love to hear about your service projects too!  Please go to our Facebook page to share your own volunteer experiences!

Enable Me to Grow

Although only in existence for just over a year, Enable Me to Grow has quickly established itself as the go-to Bahá’í resource on the web for families with young children.  Last year for Ayyám-i-Há they published this great list of ideas for family service projects.  Be sure to look at the slideshow at the end of reader submissions!



This fall we teamed up with a number of bloggers for the Random Acts of Kindness Series, in which each family dedicated a day to committing random acts of kindness.  Take a look here for some great ideas from families around the world!


Living Montessori Now - 100 Acts of Kindness Project - Ayyam-i-Ha Gift Guide 2013 on Alldonemonkey.com

This post from Living Montessori Now on The 100 Acts of Kindness Project has great resources and ideas for kid-friendly service projects.


Hybrid Rasta Mama has wonderful ideas for random acts of kindness based on a March of Kindness she did recently.


MomsFightingHungerinAction - Ayyam-i-Ha Gift Guide 2013 on Alldonemonkey.com

At the end of Hunger Action Month in October, The Good Long Road published this collection of resources from the bloggers of Moms Fighting Hunger.

Moms Fight Hunger Blog Round Up - The Good Long Road - Ayyam-i-Ha Gift Guide 2013 on Alldonemonkey.com

She also shared this list of ideas to fight hunger from this dedicated group of bloggers.


True Aim Parenting and Education helped gather family service ideas from around the web as part of the Gift of Giving: November Family Challenge.


Many people do service projects at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Here are some great ideas I found from this past holiday season!

Christmas Cookie Exchange - Inspired by Family Magazine - Ayyam-i-Ha Gift Guide 2013 on Alldonemonkey.com

Cookie exchanges are popular around the holidays.  Why not give it a twist and use it as an opportunity to spread joy to those in need?  Check out this great idea from Inspired by Family Magazine!


Kid Stuff World - 31 Days of Service - Ayyam-i-Ha Gift Guide 2013 on Alldonemonkey.com

Kid Stuff World sponsored 31 Days of Service in December, with new ideas for each day of the month.


Kids Doing Service - Kid World Citizen - Ayyam-i-Ha Gift Guide 2013 on Alldonemonkey.com

Still in need of inspiration?  Then take a moment to read this wonderful collection of examples from Kid World Citizen of acts of service done by real kids in their communities.

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