Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

March 31, 2011

Tags: Give, Thank you

Say "Thank You" To A Community Worker

Make a thank you card and give it to a bus driver, mail carrier, crossing guard, fireman, policeman, or someone else who does a hard job in your community.

March 30, 2011

Tags: Give

Save Your Pennies

Make a bank. Use it at home, at school or as part of a community group to save pennies, nickels and dimes to donate to charity. Let a number of children donate. Everyone can decide whether the money should be used for one charity or shared among several.

March 29, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give

Click To Help People With Disabilities

Change lives and help clean up the environment. Click to donate. It's free! Go here.

March 28, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment, Conserve

Read About Green Ideas

Read all the ways other kids have gone green here.

March 27, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances says:

"Youíre makin' my head hurt with all that poetry!"

March 26, 2011

Tags: Learn, Thank you, Friends and family

Remember To Be Grateful

Think of all the good things in your life. Everybody has things to be grateful for.

March 25, 2011

Tags: Learn, Give, Environment, Conserve

Build A Birdfeeder

Learn about the birds that are local to your area. You can make an easy bird feeder by mixing birdseed, bread crumbs, and peanut butter and smearing it on a pinecone. Then hang it from the branch of a tree.

March 24, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Tutor A Classmate

Do you know a classmate who is struggling in a subject you're good at? Offer to tutor him or her in that subject.

March 23, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment, Conserve

Learn About Energy

Learn about the different kinds of energy here.

March 22, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give

Help Feed Poor People In India

Many people in India don't have enough to eat. Click to donate food. It's free! Go here.

March 21, 2011

Tags: Give

Do Something For Your Future Self

Start a diary and write in it twice a week. Someday you'll be glad you did and that you have a record of your younger years.

March 20, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances says:

"Her cheese is slippin' off her cracker."

March 19, 2011

Tags: Learn


Listen to your friends but donít believe everything they say.

March 18, 2011

Tags: Environment, Conserve

Eat Less Meat

It takes more land to feed one cow than it does to grow vegetables. Eat at least three vegetarian meals a week. It's good for you and helps the environment too.

March 17, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Help Save Whales

Many families in Japan eat whale meat. Whales are incredible animals that need our help to survive. Write to the Japanese Embassy, 2520 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20008 to explain why whales need our protection.

March 16, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment

Learn About Whales

Whales are amazing animals! Learn more about them and how they are threatened by whaling and global warming. Go here.

March 15, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give

Help Fight Cancer

Cancer is a deadly disease that affects both children and adults. Click to donate to help find a cure. It's free. Go here.

March 14, 2011

Tags: Learn

Look For Heroes

Is there someone you admire? Think of something you can do to be more like that person.

March 13, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"I don't give a doodley squat."

March 12, 2011

Tags: Learn

Take Risks

Donít be afraid to make mistakes. When you do, correct them and then keep working toward your goal

March 11, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family

Adopt A Senior

Do you have two grandparents? You can always use a third. Find an older person in your community you'd like to adopt and then spend time with him or her.

March 10, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Environment

Save Energy At Home

Turn off the lights when you plan to leave a room for more than ten minutes.

March 9, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Speak For Wild Animals

Write to your senator, representative, or President Obama. Their email and snail mail address are listed under the "Write!" Tag (to the left). You can also draw a picture of your favorite animal or name animals that you especially like. Put your name and age on the picture. Here's a sample letter:

"Wild animals need clean air and water. Wild animals need a place to live. Please help protect the wild animals that are endangered. Thank you!"

March 8, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment, Conserve

Learn About Global Warming

Learn about globabl warming and what you can do to help here.

March 7, 2011

Tags: Speak out, Write!

Express Your Opinion

PBS has a page on its website where a child can express an opinion about health, schools, and the Earth. If you have an opinion to express, go here.

March 6, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances says:

"Meanness don't jes' happen overnight."

March 5, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give, Environment

Help Big Cats

Big cats such as lions and tigers need our help. Click to donate. It's free. Go here.

March 4, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Think About Others

Try not to feel sorry for yourself. Everyone has problems. Do your best to solve them and then focus on someone or something else.

March 3, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Environment, Recycle

Substitute Cloth For Paper

Use fewer paper towels. Cut old bath towels into smaller pieces and use them to wipe up spills, etc.

March 2, 2011

Tags: Give

Give Used Toys

If you have toys you're no longer using, donate them to a woman's shelter.

March 1, 2011

Tags: Environment

Coffee Anyone?

If your family buys coffee, make sure you buy shade-grown brands. Shade-grown coffee is farmed on land that provides habitat for birds and other wildlife. It also requires less fertilizer than sun-grown coffee.