Hunger is something most kids will understand. Everyone can relate the feeling of a hungry tummy from time to time. We can broaden our kids understanding of true hunger by helping them learn about the people around the world that feel those tummy rumbles and don’t have access to a snack or meal like most of us do.
Help your family go deeper:
If you didn’t have dinner would it be hard to sleep that night?
If you didn’t have breakfast would you have trouble concentrating in school?
How would you feel if you didn’t have a lunch to bring to school?
If you had a week where there wasn’t much food at home, would you begin to feel worried about having enough?
Talk about root causes of hunger:
famine and floods
rising food costs
Help older children understand common misconceptions about hunger:
WIC in the United States helps with supplementing woman, infants and children, school lunch programs, school breakfast programs, and summer lunch programs.
Whenever we talk to our kids about justice issues we can be positive, because there are so many ways we can help! Even though the topics can be heavy, we can make a difference, and that’s something to be excited about!