This is an important lesson that children need to learn and teach. Many adults would do well to learn this lesson as well. The younger children are when they learn this, the easier it is to involve them in their entire life.
Some Easy Ways To Get Started:
There are programs for children who cannot get the school supplies they need. Basically, you buy a backpack and fill it with school supplies for a certain age group.
You can even sponsor a child to provide them a better education and a better life. You can also gather more information about the best children’s charities through various online sources.
Like the backpack program, there is a shoebox program for Christmas. This shoebox goes to Africa and once again has recommendations on what to include in it. Brush, pencil, toothbrush, crayon, and coloring book or pen and diary (depending on the age of the child you choose to fill in).
You can even start throwing parties for the kids instead of buying toys they didn't really need. The money is then transferred to their bank account unless they have a particular toy at their disposal.
Of course, you can always donate this money to an increasingly popular charity. The family still gets gifts for them, which is always more than enough. That way it's easier for the parents of the children present.
These are just some of the things kids can use to realize that not everyone is in their situation. It's important to explain to them that everyone should help those who are less fortunate than them.