Thursday, 13 August 2015

Random Acts of Kindness

Click here to download this card for you use

It arrived in the hands of an otherwise unpleasant 10 year old child. 

As he poked his head into the car window he said with unexpected warmth in his voice

“Thank you for driving our family”

In Sunday School that day each child received  5 cards and they were tasked with giving away their cards before next Sunday when in Sunday School they were to report on the acts of kindness they experienced - describe to whom and why they gave each card away.

What a powerful learning experience for both the children who had to look for acts of kindness directed at them and for the people who received the cards.

We want our children and grandchildren to be empathetic, to learn to see the world as other see and experience it.  This task is just such a learning opportunity.

The children were learning to recognize random acts of kindness in their lives, and in doing so will offer them in turn.

If you would like to do this activity with your (grand)children or would like to hand out cards as an activity of gratitude yourself we created a card that you can use, just click on the link at the top of this post.

Grandma Snyder

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