Welcome kindness week! Do you plan your curriculum by theme? Take a look at what we did for kindness week.
I started the week with this cute and easy “gentle hands” sensory bin.
- Freeze a glove full of water and glitter or toys
- Carefully remove the glove once frozen
- Add them to a sensory bin with water, glitter, sequins etc.
- Finally add some tools, pipettes, spoons, squirt bottles, etc.
Have kids free the glitter inside by using their gentle hands to melt the ice.
Have you filled a bucket today?
- Heart confetti
- Smiley face confetti
- Buckets from the dollar tree (wedding section)
Have kids scoop and fill buckets!
Kind words and thoughts
- Sand from the bucket filling sensory
- Rainbow letters
- Thought bubbles
Have kids discuss kind words and thoughts as they play.
Let’s have a fundraiser! Car wash is a great way to raise money for a cause ❤
- Dollar tree car sponges
Set up your car wash and have your kiddos “get to work”. You can also add things like: signs, fake money, car fresheners etc.
Donation center. This was my favorite this week!
- Things to donate, I chose items, money, food, and time. (Write different services on paper for time)
Have kids donate and collect items to distribute, to those in need.
Volunteer work. This was so cute watching the kiddos take care of these babies. #obsessed
- Baby accessories
- Cribs (I used empty cubbies and add sheets to them. They were perfect!)
- Medical toys
- Any other dress up etc.
Display your volunteer work, and then have kids donate their time by helping to watch and care for these babies.
The importance of playing with gentle hands.
- Boiled eggs
Have kids play as they normally would, only holding the egg. Remind them that the egg is their body/their friend/their teacher. It is fragile and needs to be handled with care. When the egg cracks, have them check on the egg and apologize. Did it fix the egg? Can you put the egg back together once it has cracked? This is the importance of playing gentle with yourself and with others.
Kindness stands for…
- Printable coloring pages
I gave each kid a letter in the word kindness, and went over what that letter represents. We then gave examples as we colored the letter in. On the back they drew an example of what that letter stood for.
Spreading Kindness ❤
- Food coloring (best with water based)
- Dish soap
Pour enough glue in a tray/dish to cover the bottom. Ask kids what they kind do to show kindness, and then add a drop of food coloring to the tray. Dip a Q-tip in some dish soap, and then touch the drop of color. The color will begin to grow/spread. This is how we spread kindness, one small act or gesture can go a long way.
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