SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. -- Kids at Spring Lake Park schools are honoring military members in a new and unique way through an idea from teacher Chris Balmer.

They're using an app called Flipgrid to record videos saying "thanks" to those serving our country, with a goal of posting 1,000 videos.

Already the videos have more than 5,000 views, and they're being shared across social media all over the country.

Kids use app to honor military members (Photo: KARE 11)
Kids use app to honor military members (Photo: KARE 11)