Today's kindness activity is for 100 Acts of Kindness Project 2014. I am so excited to be participating in it and I think there will be a lot of love floating around our house in the next month...and forever. This week we wanted to spread some kindness around the house.
Since our daddy has been working some extra hours lately we thought we would make his day at home extra special - with some simple kind acts.
Prepare for Kindness Activity
1. Cut out 10 hearts (as always we looked at our recycling bin and we found old shoe box that had some red color in it. It was just enough for 10 red hearts).
2. Decide on some kind acts and let your child write them down (and that's where writing practice come in). Sofia came up with these simple kind acts for her dad:
- A cup of tea
- A hug
- A kiss
- A joke
- A story
- An omelet
- A dance
- A tickle
- A Song
- My love
3. Hide them around the house. This was a fun part too. We tried to match the kind act that was written on the heart to the place where the heart was placed. For example, we put "A Story" heart on the pillow, that means Sofia will tell him a story before sleep. "A Kiss" in this jacket before he was heading out.
Kindness Activity turned out to be a fun game too
Can you feel the love between them two?
Things my kids learned with this Kindness Activity
- You don't need to buy anything to make someone super super super happy.
- Little things like a hug or a tickle are also kind acts and they make big difference.
- My daughter experienced that giving something from all of your heart feels as good as if you receive. (which was very important lesson, since kids this age usually demand to get everything, but not give).
To tell you the truth, this kindness activity was very simple to prepare for but it gave such big results. The kids were excited ALL DAY following dad and doing kind things that they wrote down on heart notes. Definitely, less drama day. We all loved this day.
I highly recommend you to join 100 Acts of kindness project hosted by wonderful hosts: Toddler Approved and Coffee cups and Crayons. You don't have to be a blogger or send posts or pictures to anyone. I think it's just a great way to keep on track and get some ideas in your email for the week's challenge of kind acts. Remember - No act is too small!