Unless you've been living in social media isolation for the past couple of weeks, you've probably noticed an onslaught of ice bucket challenge videos that have helped to raise $79.7 million dollars for ALS research in under a month. Among the challengers are some adorable kid dumpers who may or may not understand why they're drenching themselves in ice-cold water. Nonetheless, the ice bucket challenge offers parents an opportunity to teach their children about a very important cause and have fun as a family in the process.
HuffPost Parents blogger Jamie Denbo used this viral movement to talk to her kids about charity, what ALS is, and what the ice bucket challenge has to do with it all. She wrote, "I'm sure most of these conversations were less than three minutes long, but I feel like the activity around said conversations will help the sentiments stick in their little minds. I really do. We parents out there are super grateful to Pete Frates for starting this crazy thing. And for giving us a beautiful way to connect with our kids about something very important for even just a moment."
Here are some of our favorite kid participants: