Thursday, September 18, 2008

Random Acts of Kindness

1. Cut pieces of paper into long strips 4"x8 1/2 "
2. Collect Markers
3. Purchase sticky tabs

Opening Song:
If The Savior Stood Beside Me

"By small and simple things are great things brought to pass"
Alma 37:6

To teach children that little random acts of kindness can go a long way.

Ask your children how it feels when someone does something nice for them. Ask them what it would take to make them smile. Read the kindness poem.

By Lana Krumwiede

Kindness looks for ways to help.
Kindness lets a friend go first.

Kindness tries to keep the peace.
Kindness never thinks the worst.

Kindness plays with everyone.
Kindness gives a loving touch.

Kindness speak with gentle words.
Kindness never takes too much.

Kindness cares and kindness knows.
Kindness shares and kindness shows.

Idea from NeiNei's blog
Have your children help create "Happy Fortunes". They can decorate them with pictures, stickers, etc. Attaching the "read me" stickies on them.

Popular fortunes include:
"you are special"
"someone loves you"
"God loves you"
"you are beautiful"
"you are perfect"
"you are like a rainbow"
"you are pretty like a unicorn"
and so on and so forth.

Once you have your fortunes made, go to a public place and hide them. The idea is to leave them so total strangers can pick them up and get a "Happy Fortune" told to them. Be prepared to see the smiles on their faces. It is awesome!