Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ding Dong Ditching

An essential part of growing up is learning how to Ding Dong Ditch.

Traditionally this is learned and practiced without parent participation...

I say we change that.

I say we teach our children the basics of 

Knocking
and
Running

If we don't pass along the

ditching, dashing, diving and ducking skills 

we perfected in our youth, those talents are being wasted.

This kind of heart-pounding excitement NEEDS to be passed down through generations.

I wholeheartedly implore you to take your children Ding Dong Ditching...

Love, 

A concerned parent.


Here are the tags...


Just add Ding Dongs...


Because you CAN make a difference in the life of your child.



38 comments:

  1. Ok - this is the cutest thing!!You are to funny.. thanks for reminding us how important ding dong ditching is!!!:)

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  2. OK this is too fun NOT to do! What a great idea!!! Do you think 3 is a little too young to teach Ding Dong Ditching to? LOL

    Kelly

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  3. LOL! This is awesome! I have a few choice neighboring friends I love to do this too! I really think they would appreciate us leaving the ding dongs too. GREAT idea! :D

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  4. This is too funny! We have done this with our kids before (ages 9 and 5) and they got the biggest belly laugh out of it! You are right this is something that must be passed down!!

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  5. This post is one of the reasons I love you so! I whole-heartedly stand by your cause to be the change in the lives of those we love and not let ding dong ditching become a lost art.
    I'm torn now, though, because I want to share this on facebook, but then if I do, whoever we ditch may put two and two together...

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  6. By the by, my mom thought this post was awesome and clever and all of those good things too. She's just too shy to say so.

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  7. That is SO cute! I am going to be using this next month for one of our Random Acts of Garnish!

    I will be sharing a link tomorrow afternoon on my blog!

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  8. Andy you are a kick in the pants! We are so doing this this weekend!!!

    I'm sharing your genius on my blog/linky party Friday 2/18. Thanks for helping us all to remember to have a little fun-

    www.wmcraftgoodies.blogspot.com

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  9. omg! we have to do this tomorrow!!

    http://my3littleducks.blogspot.com/2011/02/glob-it-on-giveaway.html

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  10. Do you know I'm 31 and had never heard of Ding Dong Ditch up until about a year ago. Weird Huh?

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  11. Love the idea. I have been stocking your blog for the last few days and I love IT!!!!!! Thanks for all the great ideas

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  12. I am totally going to do this! I tried to have my kids ding dong ditch with their Valentines. They really are not sneaky. This will give us good practice.

    Shauntel

    http://the-polka-dot-umbrella.blogspot.com/

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  13. Brilliant! Love it!

    I just printed out these tags (thanks for sharing) and my kids and I are going to the store. We are including this as part of our "Random Acts of Kindness Week" activities.

    Thanks again for sharing!!!!

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  14. That is so awesome! What a super fun idea, we're definitely doing this next week!

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  15. This is such a cute idea!! We are big fans of ding dong ditching, but this is a better way... cause they actually get something out of having to get off the couch and answer the door bell! haha!

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  16. I havent heard anyone call it Ding Dong Ditch since I was a kid! My kids call it something else (though I cant think of it right now..). Thanks for the memory! Michele

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  17. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now i cant wait till my girls are older to take them out. Thxs!

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  18. I am so sad, I haven't passed this vital skill on to my kids yet, thanks for the reminder!

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  19. Just saw this posted on Facebook from Sugardoodle. What a FUN idea! And I think I've found a new favorite blog!

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  20. What a SUPER fun idea! I so want to do this with my son! I saw your project on eighteen25 blog!

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  21. OMG! I am so going to do this! I love it. Thanks so much for thinking of it.

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  22. I love this idea! WE do this at CHristmas time with treats and my kids love ringing and running, but I love the idea of a whenever treat...

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  23. Thanks for the super cute idea! I posted this on my recipe blog and linked you to it. Thanks again! cupcakediariesblog.blogspot.com

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  24. I have a coworker who always talks about being Ding Dong Ditched (middle school teachers have it rough lol)
    I think this will be fun for his birthday this month!

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  25. I loved this idea *sooo* much I had to make it my Friday Find/Love Affair <3 for this April Fools Friday : )
    Thank you for bringing Ding Dong Ditch Back... My kids loved this!!!
    http://little-miss-aok-bowtique.blogspot.com/2011/04/friday-find-love-affair-april-fools.html

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  26. That's so awesome! Such a flip on the traditional meanness of it. :D

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  27. What a great idea!! I am working on a presentation for a Christian Women's Retreat and I am going to share this with them. :) Thank you!

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  28. thanks! found this through pinterest & we're starting a new tradition tomorrow night!

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  29. Just saw this via Too Stinkin' Cute! and wanted to say that some people don't appreciate ding dong ditching, esp. late at night (i.e., my husband), BUT if they were to leave a treat, it might not be so bad :)

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  30. I would love to have access to the ding dong ditch printables. I can only print them out small. Is there a way to print them out large like you have on your ding dong box?

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  31. I can email you the pdf if you give me your email address.

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  32. This was SO much fun! Thank you for the awesome idea and printables. :) I posted a link to your post on my blog today. Thanks!
    http://lifeofamodernmom.blogspot.com/2012/04/ding-dong-ditch.html

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  33. Thanks so much for this post! :D We tried it out today, and it was a smashing success! We even took pics...here's a link where I give you mad props. You've made our summer a little more fun. {grin}
    http://wildcrazygrace.blogspot.com/2012/06/so-one-of-my-current-happy-places.html

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  34. I love this printable, but I can not get it to print. Is there any way I could bother you to send me a PDF?

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    1. Can you send me an email address MySharrona? Mine is andy@poppiesatplay.com

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