#31 Ding and Ditch
I don't know if you did the whole "ding and ditch" thing when you were a kid, but I did. And I got in my fair share of trouble for it. So I'm teaching my kids the NICE version.
Here's the Hatch Family version of ding and ditch. We pick someone we know as a family like a neighbor, family friend or extended family member. We decide as a family what to give them. Usually it's something like a fun treat (cookies, candy, etc.) and a fun drink like a six pack of soda or something similar. Sometimes we even leave a small gift card. We put it all together in a fun package and the kids make encouraging notes to leave along with it. Who we are giving the package to determines if we let them know it was from us or just make it anonymous. Most people find out quickly who it was from anyway.
Here's the fun part. We drive to the target house and park around the corner or down the block. We walk the special package to the door, ring the doorbell, and run fast back to the car. Then we drive by the target house slowly to see if the package has been picked up.
The kids love it because they get to act like sneaky secret agents and we feel like we've had an opportunity to bless someone.
What other "nice" versions of ding and ditch have you done?