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Kindness matters. It really does. With all of the negativity in the world and on social media, frustration with our kids driving us crazy, stress over completing a to-do list or paying the bills on time, it’s easy to forget sometimes. But kindness matters.
We can all do our part to add a little kindness to the world too, in really simple ways. Acts of kindness don’t have to be random and even random acts of kindness don’t necessarily have to be for strangers. I know I’m often guilty of not showing appreciation and love for those that matter the most to me as often as I should, especially now that I’m an adult.
That’s why I love this awesome 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge going on now (From January 18th to February 14th sponsored by Coffee Cups and Crayons and Toddler Approved.
There are 4 weekly challenges, sort of like themes, and this week’s challenge is Kindness to Friends. We chose to participate by sending mail to our grandparents, because they live in another state and we don’t see them very often.
I love seeing my kids spend time with their grandparents and want to encourage that “friendship” over the years, even if we are living in different states. So, as an after school project, we decided to get out the art supplies and make cards for our grandparents.
This doesn’t have to be a planned out craft project. Not even close. I gave my son some card stock￼, stamps, and crayons and he did the rest. I helped him with a little spelling, but I let him decide what he wanted to write.
I’m hoping that we can continue to make gifts and cards for his grandparents, even if it’s not a special occasion. Who doesn’t enjoy getting mail, right?
Need more ideas for the Kindness Challenge?
I think our past project, A Fun Top Secret Way to Practice Handwriting, would be a great way to participate with friends. Or try these!