For our participation in Toddler Approved’s 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge, I decided to turn my boys into “Kindness Superheroes” with each act of kindness! I love the idea of focusing on kindness, and talking about kindness fits in well during the month of Valentine’s Day.
Our Acts of Kindness
For our 100 Acts of Kindness, we focused on being kind in our daily interactions. A few our easy ideas (I won’t list all 100!):
- brining scones to an injured neighbor
- being kind to books by re-shelving them at home
- placing books left out by others at our library on the re-shelving cart
- picking up items dropped by others
- holding the door open for others (my 5 year old now does this unprompted!)
- helping a neighbor carry her sled to the hill
- making more thank you cards to public servants
- tomorrow we plan to help out at a local food shelter
Making Your Kindness Cape
Making the cape was easy. I used an old pink t-shirt, and cut out a cape for the boys. Then i decorated it using fabric paint. We decided to use hearts in my 5 year old’s favorite colors (orange and green). Rather than drawing freehand, I used heart stencils to apply the fabric paint.
My favorite kindness superhero moment? When my 18 month old, unprompted, said “Bless You” to his great-grandmother when she sneezed! It was the first time he said that phrase, and it was so cute!
How about you? Will your kids be Kindness Superheroes? Masks are optional.
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