Smile it Forward Activity for Kids {with FREE Printable}

One of the best things about life is a smile.  It is an indication of so many different kinds of thoughts – silly, funny, warm, happy, content, and surprised.  All good things!

Smiling is also a good way.

I am really excited to be working with  Invisalign  on promoting their Invisalign Smile it Forward Sweepstakes {enter below!} inspiring us all to  Smile it Forward.

Invisalign Smile it Forward Sweepstakes - Kids Activities Blog

It is so easy to get caught up in life’s schedule and what NEEDS to be done, that we forget to take a minute and enjoy the moment.

To stop and smile.

Thankfully, kids are usually much better at giving a quick smile or share a giggle!  That is why I think it is important to keep that impulse fresh in their minds and “practice” sharing a smile!

Smile it Forward

About a month ago, I went reluctantly out to our mailbox to pick up the mail.  It is a chore because my mail is an assortment of junk littered with bills.  I pulled out the stack of envelopes, magazines and fliers and noticed a small envelope tucked among the promotional chaos.

I opened it up.  It was a note from a friend saying how much she missed our family.  A few simple sentences for no other purpose than to make me smile.

It made my day.

Smile it Forward note from a friend

My friend {pictured in the middle} got me thinking about mail and the joy of receiving a letter.  A joy that is rare these days amid the box spam.

I thought it would be fun to create a little printable that kids could easily fill out to Smile it Forward to a friend or relative.

<Thinking of You Makes Me Smile printable

To download and print, click on the picture above or here—>  Thinking of You Makes Me Smile Printable

Think of ways that you and your kids can bring a smile to someone else’s face today!

Invisalign Smile it Forward Sweepstakes

My smile is so important to me.  It is one of the reasons why I have personally looked into getting orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.  Invisalign is a series of nearly invisible, removable “aligners” that are used to gradually straighten teeth without metal or wires.

Because not all dentists and orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers, the best way to find an one is to visit the Invisalign Doctor Locator.

Speaking of smiles, enter the Invisalign Smile it Forward Sweepstakes here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you won, WHO would get the other $500 {just for fun…I am not holding ya to it!}?

Thanks so much to Invisalign for sponsoring this giveaway and post.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.


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  1. My sister used Invisilign on her teeth and they worked wonderfully. I had braces right before these were getting big on the market and I had your traditional braces which were so much more frustrating than anything my sister dealt with.

  2. I’d give it to my dad. He always helps me out so I’d like to return the favor.

  3. My friend Adelina is who I would give it to. She is a single mom, working 3 jobs to support herself and her three children.

  4. I would give it to my best friend since middle school. She just had her first baby (4ms old) and her and her husband are working none stop to make ends meet. They could definitely use the $500, tricky part would be to get her to actually accept it! lol

  5. I would give it to my best friend. She’s currently financially responsible for her own 3 kids and is also helping her boyfriend’s 2 kids out too. I know the money would help her a lot!

  6. I would give it to my best friend .she deserves it, she is a single mom and raised her daughter all by herself and hardly has a penny to her name. This would be a great gift for her.

  7. If I won, I would give it to my fiance so he can buy the TV he’s been eye-balling for months.

  8. I would give it to my husband since his dentist told him about invisalign for his minor overcrowding.

  9. Charity L says:

    I would give it to my family.

  10. There is a reader on my blog who is having a really bad year. She has Lupus and tings have been tough, so tough she won’t be having Christmas this year. I would give it to her.

  11. I would give the money to my mom or my friend E.

  12. I had the cumbersome metal braces…not fun!
    If I won, I would give the $500 to my best gal pal Cynthia. She’s one of the few people who can instantly tell when I need a laugh, and always manages to deliver the needed punchline.

  13. I would give it to Mimi B. A very good friend who has always been there when I needed her!

  14. I would give it to my sister. She moved out to Oklahoma a few years ago from Indiana to follow her dreams and has really struggled this year. She doesn’t have any family out there since we’re all back in Indiana so I think it would probably make her cry, and then smile. A great gift that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to give her.

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  15. I had traditional ones too and they were difficult to negotiate as a teenager!

  16. We always forget to “pay back” our parents…!

  17. She sounds amazing. Good luck!

  18. Is that the way it is with people you really want to help? Hopefully, if it is a WIN…then she can’t say no!

  19. Wow. I can’t even imagine financing all those kids. She must be an amazing person.

  20. Good luck! That would be so fun to give.

  21. Ha! He sounds like my husband who has never had a TV that he doesn’t think should be bigger.

  22. Oh that is really cool that he has already had it suggested! I met several adults recently with Invisalign and you could not tell at ALL they were wearing them.

  23. That would be such fun to play Santa to someone who could really use it.

  24. What an incredible gift that would be. I heart my online friends so much!

  25. If I won the $500, I would keep half for myself, and give half to my parents.

  26. My friend has 5 kids and no insurance. Two need braces now. i would give it to her for sure.

  27. It is so good to have a friend like that! good luck.

  28. If I won $500, I would keep it for myself and put it into my child’s education funds.

  29. That kinda crying brings a smile :).

  30. They would think that is awesome!

  31. What a difference that would make. Good luck!

  32. We have those too…so crazy to see how much college is going to cost in a few years. $500 saved now would do a bunch.

  33. It would be a tough tie between my mum and my best friend. Most likely my mum though, I know she could use it.

  34. I would give the other $500 to my author friend Kissa Starling. She deserves it more than anyone I know!

  35. I would give it to my dad, he’s helped my family so much, and he’s lost his fake teeth.

  36. I would give it to my brother as he is having hard times with loosing his home.

  37. my brother needs dental help so badly and his health is in jeopardy

  38. Wow! What a great giveaway! If I won, I’d give the $500 to my husband to thank him for all his hard work as a stay-at-home dad this year.

  39. I would give it to my hubby so he can invest it in his ooolllddd fixer up truck!

  40. I would give it to my brother. He is a newly single dad and a disabled war vet (lost his leg in Afghanistan) trying to start a contracting business to support himself and his 4 year old daughter. I would love to help him get going.

  41. Isn’t it nice to have such good, deserving friends? Good luck!

  42. That sounds like a big problem!

  43. That is a problem for many people – so important!

  44. Oh I love that your husband does that!! How cool.

  45. That will be a gift to both of you!

  46. Thank him for me for his service to our country – good luck to you both!

  47. I would probably give it with my husband LOL. We’re driving across the country to see our family for Christmas and could use the extra cash!

  48. i would give the extra prize to my daughters college fund! it needs help!

  49. We always drove across the country for holidays when I was a kid. Even though I complained about it, I do miss it now!

  50. I bet she would be thrilled. Good luck!

  51. I’d give the $500 to my mom who is battling cancer and could use a getaway for a weekend to refresh and laugh

  52. Emily Adams says:

    I would give the money to my mom because she only receives social security.

  53. I would give the other $500 to my brother.

  54. I’d pass along the $$ to my Aunt who’s planning a Wedding on a Budget for next year.

  55. I would give it to my grandma. Even though she doesn’t have much money, she is always more than willing to help any of us out .

  56. I’d give it to my dad. He could use a little extra help.

  57. Traver Freeman (Sweeps Frees) says:

    I would split it with my buddy Jonathan because he’s in college and could use the extra cash to pay for his degree as he has to work to help pay for it.

  58. My Dad could use the extra help.

  59. Heather Baribeau says:

    My sister!!!!!!!!

  60. Denise Donaldson says:

    I would share it with my sister!

  61. If I won because I am in such a tight financial spot I would pay a bill and and I have a friend who is in a tight spot too! I would share it with her.

  62. I would give the money to someone I owe $500 to for helping me out a few months back!

  63. I would give it to my bff! She’s been there with me through thick and thin.

  64. ellen casper says:

    I would give it to my sister.

  65. I would give the money to my 19 year old daughter who is trying to live on her own and go to school working part time! Proud of her but she needs money!

  66. I would divide it between my two sons for Christmas.

  67. If I won, I would give it to my friend Bonnie. She has been helping me through some hard times over the last year and it would be nice to be able to give back.

  68. I would love to share this gift with my sister.

  69. Tammy Shelton says:

    I would share with my daughter (who is also my best friend).

  70. I would gladly give the $500 to a bagger at our local grocery named Chris. Chris is in high school and works nights bagging at the grocery store. I’d like to give it to him as a start for college.

  71. Patrice O'Neil says:

    If I were to win the $500 I would give to my cousin who is working on her masters, working full time, and raising 2 kids on her own.

  72. If I won I’d give the money to my best friend. Her family is really struggling now and it would help them tremendously.

  73. Vanessa Wille says:

    my Mother! She’d love a vacation.

  74. I’d love this – my teeth certainly could use some straightening! I’d give the other $500 to my son – his teeth are nice, but they are not perfect. He could use a little work but it’s out of our reach right now. Thanks!

  75. I would give the money to my mom and my sister for them helping me with my 3 year old little girl after my husband passed away 3 years ago.

  76. I would give $500 to my grandpa to help w/ buying for 13 grandchildren!

  77. maybe someone deserving at the homeless shelter I serve at once a month

  78. Carrie Conley says:

    I would give it to my mom….

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