How Can Kids Be Spreading Kindness During Hard Times
How Can Kids Be Spreading Kindness During Hard Times? This question comes up so often. I have gathered up some of the ideas from around my blog and broken them into two categories. If you have additional ideas for me to add, comment and share!
IDEAS FOR KIDS SPREADING KINDNESS DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING
During times where we are practicing social distancing and
Chalk The Walk
Create chalk art on the sidewalks near your home. Include cheerful, bright designs and messages. It might even be fun to add a little obstacle course elements like dots for stepping on or lines to jump over.
Create Coloring Sheets for Friends
Draw or doodle a coloring sheet. Scan it and send it via email to friends. You can get this one in my FREE Printable Library HERE.
Connect with a Grandparent
Practice reading to a grandparent or loved one over Facetime or Skype. The person on the other end with be so incredibly grateful.
Start a Rainbow Hunt in Your Town
Create a rainbow and hang it in your window, on your door or in the yard. People out walking or passing by can be on the lookout for all of the different handmade rainbows.
Get a Box of Donations Together
Clean out those clothes stashes, toys and outgrown items. Put them in a box to donate when the time is right. Maybe even decorate the box.
Make a Hotel for Stuffed Animals
Use a large cardboard box and turn it in to a home for stuffed animals. This creates a way for kids to be responsible for making a safe space for the little fuzzy guys they love so much.
Make a Virtual Talent Show
Video your kid doing something they love. Have friends to the same. Collect the videos and put them in to one “show” to share with all who participated. Have all the kiddos watch it at the same time (from their own homes) while enjoying fun snacks and laughter.
It is a great time to plant those seeds that you might still have in packets. Plant them in something that can be transferred to the garden or given to someone once they grow. It might be fun to decorate a flower pot or container first too.
Set the Table Super Special
Make place cards and dinner decorations for your family. Matbe even choose a them that goes with the meal. Taco night is always a sure thing. Baked potato bars are easy and fun too. This printable is fun way to decorate.
Learn To Sew and Make Some Stuffed Animals to Give
While it might not be a good time to give tangible items now, the time will come again. Whether make to donate or give as holiday gifts, sewing takes time that might be available now. I have LOTS of free patterns that you can use HERE.
Kindness Ideas for Kids In Normal Times
When social distancing is not in play, here are some other fun ways kids can practice kindness.
Paint Kindness Rocks
Paint on rocks and scatter them around town.
Make KIND Cards
Create cards and send them to friends and family. It would even be fun to send them to retirement homes and hospitals.
Make Pockets for Walkers to Donate
Retirement communities love to get these. The residents have such fun receiving items like this made by kids. Here is a tutorial on how to make them.
Create Blankets for the Animal Shelter
Many animal shelters put a new fleece blanky with pets when they arrive. These blankies stay with them and go with them to their new homes. My Girl Scout troop loved this activity.
Make Kindness Favors
Create little goodies in jars and take them to neighbors, teachers and the local firemen.
Make Kindness Flowers with Clay
There are so many ways kids can practice giving, service and kindness. Comment and share your ideas.
Cheers and Love,