Teach Me to Serve

I include a service project each week in our God’s Little Explorers curriculum, so you know I think it’s so important for preschoolers to learn to serve others.  That’s one reason why I really, really love this!

Kristen over at Celebrate Every Day With Me has just launched a new eBook called Teach Me to Serve with 99 ways for preschooler to serve others.  This eBook gives you some very practical ways to serve others — and encourages service in all the different areas of our lives.  I just really love how she lays out the vision and gives practical ideas to get our little ones serving others!

Kristen shares ideas for serving others:

  • At home
  • In your neighborhood
  • In your community
  • At the store
  • At church
  • While traveling
  • Globally

One really easy way to use this book would be to print it out and highlight each service project as you do it.  Then, write just a little bit about what you did in a journal.  I think it would be really fun to look back and see the ways you and your children have served others as they’ve grown!

Teach Me to Serve just launched this week, so there are two ways you can get involved:

  • First, you can enter to win a copy (details below).
  • Second, Kristen has offered my readers 30% off the list price of $3.99 with the code motherhood30 at check-out today and tomorrow.  This makes it just $2.66.

You can also find the eBook available on Amazon.


There are five ways you can win a copy!  The first entry is just to leave a comment.  I’d love for you to leave a service project idea, but if you can’t think of anything, that’s fine.

Here are the five ways you may enter.  Be sure to LEAVE A COMMENT for EACH ENTRY!

This giveaway will end Monday, October 1, 2012 at 10 PM CT.  The winner will be chosen via Random.org.  I was given a free copy of the eBook to review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

About Stacie Nelson

is the creator of MotherhoodOnADime.com. She is passionate about encouraging moms and giving them creative, yet simple, activities to do with their children. A bargain-hunter by nature, she enjoys sharing deals and freebies.

She also loves extra dark chocolate, jogging, writing, cooking dairy and gluten-free, and attempting to declutter her book-filled rooms. Faith and family are her top priorities, and she seeks to encourage others to live life on purpose.


  1. This book looks great! I have a three and a four year old.

  2. I follow Motherhood on a Dime via email.

  3. I like the Celebrate Every Day with Me page on Facebook.

  4. I liked you on FB.

  5. This book looks really helpful

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  7. followed you on pinterest

  8. Alissa DeLucio says:

    I could use the inspiration! I have a 3 yo son that I would love ideas on how to get him started on serving. :) He does like to give away his coins to the donation bins nearly everywhere though.

  9. Alissa DeLucio says:

    I like you on Facebook

  10. Alissa DeLucio says:

    I follow you on Pinterest (LOVE that site!)

  11. Alissa DeLucio says:

    I shared this offer on Facebook

  12. I would love this book! I think all 5 of my boys would benefit from it!

  13. I follow you via email.

  14. I like the Celebrate Every Day With Me fb page.

  15. I’m following you on Pinterest.

  16. I have three kids under the age of five. We could really use this book. What a beautiful topic! Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I’m really interested in this book! I have a 4yr old.

  18. I get your email updates.

  19. I have 7 littles to teach

  20. The books looks interesting. We like to serve at the local nursing home. The elderly love the kids and there are so many ways to help out, just talk to your nursing home staff. Help deliver mail, find someone who never has a visitor, offer to read books to them (they love kids books too), just walk down the halls and greet people. All easy for a preschooler or younger plus you can do it in as little as 15 min if that’s all the time you have.

  21. Would love this book!

  22. I subscribe to your emails

  23. I am a new follower of motherhoodonadime.com

  24. A good service project idea would be to rake the leaves of an elderly neighbor, take a meal to someone who is home-bound, or become a monthly sponsor of a World Vision child.

  25. This looks like a book all parents should have.

  26. I’m also subscribed to your emails.

  27. Love this! I have a 3 year old

  28. A great idea – would love a copy!

  29. Estrella says:

    I’m already subscribed to your emails. But just thought of one way that my youngest, Ignacio, 4, likes to serve others. When we visit the public library, he loves to stand at the entrance for a few minutes and open the door for people as they come in. Every loves this and you should see how their faces light up and they thank him for it.

  30. This book looks interesting. I need to challenge myself and my kids in this area.

  31. And I follow you via email!

  32. I am so excited about this book, as I’ve been searching for ways to get my 2-year-old son and daughter involved in service! One thing I do now is every birthday or Christmas when they get gifts, we pick out 1 new, unwrapped gift to donate to a children’s charity. When they get older, they’ll pick out which gifts they donate.

  33. Pamela J says:

    Looks like a great book. Need to be more intentional about this and practice what I preach. :)

  34. Pamela J says:

    I follow you by email.

  35. Thanks for the opportunity to win this ebook. ;-)

  36. Tara Cochran says:

    I like the Celebrate With Me facebook page.

  37. Tara Cochran says:

    My kids and I went to our local Co-Op and saw where the food we donate actually goes. There were people standing in line to “shop” for groceries. Easy service project you can do over and over. There is always a need!

  38. My daughter’s not yet two, so it may be a little early for this book, but it would be nice to read and learn before she’s ready.

  39. I’m subscribed to your email

  40. We are always looking for ways to serve w/ our little ones!

  41. We follow you via e-mail.

  42. I “like” Celebrate Everyday with Me on Facebook.

  43. I follow Motherhood On A Dime on Pinterest.

  44. I have 3 children 6 years and under. What a great topic and opportunity to win this new book. Thanks

  45. Would love to win this book!!

  46. Melissa B says:

    I follow Motherhood on a Dime by email:)

  47. I have twin 2yr old boys & I can wait to get them serving.

  48. Melissa B says:

    I would really like some age-appropriate ideas, which this book looks perfect for. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  49. First comment: I’d love to win! Thanks!

  50. Second comment: I am an email subscriber and enjoy getting the email update daily. Thanks!

  51. This would be nice to have.

  52. I follow email.

  53. I follow on pinterest.

  54. Angelica Evilsizor says:

    I am now following you on Pinterest :)

  55. I would love to use this with my children. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  56. I am an email follower.

  57. Thank you for this giveaway!

  58. Already follower to MOAD via email :-)

  59. Like CEDWM on Facebook!

  60. Follow MOAD on Pinterest.

  61. share this on twitter:

  62. Angela says:

    Follow on pinterest

  63. Angela says:

    Liked Celebrate everyday……. on FB

  64. Angela says:

    Shared giveaway on FB

  65. Angela says:

    Subscribed to MOAD emails

  66. Angela says:

    Would love to use this book with my 3 year old

  67. Oooo, I hope I win this one!

  68. I follow via email. Yay! that’s another entry for me!

  69. Leslie says:

    Love Motherhood on a Dime! Such wonderful ideas and items! I think the book “Teach Me To Serve” would be a wonderful addition to our home. I am a new stay at home mom and am enjoying all the wonderful joys of being a mom and teaching my children to enjoy life, love God, and serve others.

  70. Kirsten Beasley Osborne says:

    I follow you on Pinrest, FB and I tweeted your info!!!! Yay!!!

  71. vanessa says:

    saw this thru my email subscription. book is perfect for our preschoolers.

  72. Just followed you on Pinterest!!

  73. I follow you on Pinterest :)

  74. Subscribed via email :)

  75. Liked Celebrate with Me on Facebook

  76. I would love to win this book. Right now, my kids–2 girls ages 5 and 2–give some toys and books, and we’ve packed some relief goods for flood victims, but I would love to make it a more natural every day thing, serving. :)

  77. Stephanie says:

    Following you on Pinterest :)

  78. I re-pinned you on Pinterest (I think) and am looking forward to seeing your ideas in action. I’m a PreK teacher in a public school and our district encourages “service learning” so I’m hoping there’s something we can do, too!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a ‘freebie’, too!!

  79. P.S. So far, this year I have 11 four year olds and 2 five year olds!

  80. Great idea! I’d love to get my kids started with this. I have a 4 yr girl and 3 yr boy.

  81. Thank you for the opportunity to win. You are very inspiring. Thank you!

  82. Kristen says:

    This book sounds great!

  83. Carly C says:

    I would love to win, thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Carly C says:

    I follow you via email

  85. Carly C says:

    I follow on pinterest (carlylp)

  86. Want to pass this way of living on to the next generation!!

  87. I would love to read this! I have two little preschool boys :D

  88. I just started following Motherhood on a Dime by email!

  89. Rachel Beita says:

    I would love to read this!! I have two boys ages 1 and 4 and am trying to teach them to serve along side me.

  90. Rachel Beita says:

    I subscribe via email.

  91. Rachel Beita says:

    Just followed on pinterest!

  92. Rachel Beita says:

    Liked Celebrate every day with me on FB.

  93. Rachel Beita says:

    Shared on Facebook under my husband´s name (Randall Beita)

  94. I would love ideas on teaching my little one to serve!

  95. Would love to read this!

  96. Lily Kwan says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

  97. …and I already am subscribed to your emails. :)

  98. Already follow you on Pinterest

  99. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed by email.

  100. Would love a copy!

  101. Lily Kwan says:

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/likwan/posts/426001047458038.

  102. I already follow you via email.

  103. Lily Kwan says:

    I follow you on Facebook under the username likwan.

  104. I liked Celebrate Every Day with Me on FB.

  105. And I follow you on Pinterest. I know the chances of these last entries aren’t much, but thought I would sneak them in there before 10:00!!!

  106. Rosemarie says:

    I would love to read this book to my daughters.

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